DD Form 2891, Authorization for Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) and/or Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Costs Deduction, is a form filed by military members to grant permission to deduct the costs for RSFPP or SBP from their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) monthly allowance or pension. The form comes in handy when the service member's retired pay cannot cover their SBP premiums and they wish to have deductions made from their monthly allowance.
An up-to-date DD Form 2891 fillable version was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) and is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.
The DD 2891 is related to the DD Form 2656 series - a nine-piece set of forms related to SBP enrollment. The Survival Benefit Plan - or SBP - is a life insurance policy with monthly payments to surviving dependent children or spouses of deceased servicemen. The newest edition of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2891 - was issued by the DoD on October 1, 2005, with all previous editions being obsolete.
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