DD Form 2656-8 - the SBP Automatic Coverage Fact Sheet - is used to determine army members' marital and dependency status in order to establish and maintain an accurate accounting of the retired pay account. The fact sheet is not meant for electing SBP - it's used to obtain information about family members that are eligible to become beneficiaries under the Survivor Benefit Plan.
The DD 2656-8 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 2656-8 is available for download or digital filing below or can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.
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