DD Form 2656-6, SBP Election Change Certificate is a form used by a retired army member to change a Survivor Benefit Plan election. A Retired Soldier may elect a new insurable interest beneficiary within 180 days of the death of the previous beneficiary. The retiree must live two years past the effective date of the election for it to be valid. The premiums for the new insurable interest beneficiary will be based on the age of that beneficiary.
The form was last revised by the Department of Defense (DoD) on July 1, 2020. An up-to-date fillable version of the DD Form 2656-6 is available for download and digital filing through the link below or can be found on the DoD Executive Services Directorate website.
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