DD Form 2656-1, SBP Election Statement for Former Spouse Coverage is a form used to convert an existing SBP spouse coverage election into former spouse coverage for eligible spouses of service members within the United States Military.
The latest available edition of the DD 2656-1 was issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) in April 2009. An up-to-date fillable version of the form is available for download or digital filing below.
The retiree and former spouse must complete the form indicating whether the election is being made pursuant to a court order, a written agreement, or voluntarily. The DD Form 2656-1 is a part of a package of forms related to establishing retainer or retired pay accounts, electing Survivor Benefit Program (SBP) coverage or terminating SBP participation.