For several years now, survivor benefits reports have been provided to surviving family members of service members who die on active duty. These reports illustrate benefits for everyone in the household from the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. Initial reports are posted on a secure website and are accessible to family members for 6 months from the date of the service member's death. Thereafter, annual survivor benefits reports have been printed and mailed to survivors.
We are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, a new interactive online survivor benefits report will be available for survivors of all service members who have died on active duty that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These new reports display not only all current and estimated future benefits, but also allow survivors to input "what if" type changes to family members' education status and plans, disability status and marital status. This information is invaluable for a family's financial planning.
To access these new reports, you will need to have a new DS logon premium account and password. If you do not yet have a DS logon premium account, you can visit the Defense Manpower Data Center's website to create one.
If assistance is needed with recovering passwords or accessing reports, users should contact the Family Assistance Support Team at 877-827-2471 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To log in and view personal reports, select the appropriate branch of service below, and then follow the instructions on the site: