DD Form 2656-10, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/Reserve Component (RC) SBP Request for Deemed Election, is used by former spouses to provide information related to SBP coverage or Reserve Component SBP Coverage.
The DD 2656-10 is a part of a series of related documents used for actions related to the SBP, RSFPP, and RCSBP. The form was last released by the Department of Defense (DoD) on July 1, 2020, with all previous editions being obsolete. An up-to-date fillable version of the DD Form 2656-10 is available for download or electronic filing below or can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.
The form is used strictly for purposes of providing information, following the requirements of 10 U.S.C. Section 1450(f)(3) on SBP coverage. The election is mailed via certified or registered mail to the appropriate Uniformed Service designated agent.
Former spouses must submit DD Form 2656-10 to DFAS with a copy of the divorce decree and court order awarding former spouse SBP, or if a written agreement - if there was one - with the court order incorporating, ratifying, or approving that written agreement in order to request former spouse SBP coverage.
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