Fill and Sign DD 2656 Forms

What Is the DD Form 2656 Series?

The DD 2656 Series is a set of nine forms related to the election, verification, and termination of the Survivor Benefit Plan.

The Survivor Benefit Plan - called the SBP for short - is a life insurance policy initiated by the Department of Defense (DoD) that provides monthly payments to eligible surviving spouses and dependent children of retired service members upon their death. The SBP, Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP), and Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) provide elected beneficiaries with a monthly payment (or an annuity) for the rest of their life. The amount of the payment is a percentage of a service member’s retired pay based on their election.

Election to participate in any of these programs is made at the time of retirement. There are certain participation costs. In most cases, these are deducted from the retiree's monthly pay and vary depending on the number of elected benefits.

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This form is for use by a retired member who disagrees with the number of months reported by Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) that the member has credited toward paid-up Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP).

This form is used by the surviving spouse, dependent children, surviving former spouse, and/or natural persons with an insurable interest to verify eligibility for an annuity under the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan (RSFPP), Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), and/or Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP).

This form is used to determine a service member's marital and dependency status in order to establish and maintain an accurate accounting of the retired pay account.

Use this form is you are a former spouse and wish to provide information related to Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) coverage or Reserve Component SBP coverage.

This is a form used to voluntarily discontinue participation in the U.S. Army Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP).

Download this form if you are a Reserve Component member and wish to make an election for the Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) during the 90-day period after receiving notification of eligibility to claim Reserve retired pay.

This form provides relevant information needed to establish a retainer or retired pay account and gathers information on any dependents the retiree may have.

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