To assist survivors in determining the survivor benefits they should be receiving and for future financial planning, there are initial and interactive online survivor benefits reports.
A new Defense Department online memorial honors service members who died while serving honorably on active duty since 1985, including peacetime deaths. Survivors may submit names for inclusion.
The casualty assistance officer should provide the initial OSBR shortly after a service member’s death. This report is available online for six months for eligible survivors to access.
The interactive OSBR displays all current and estimated future survivor benefits. It also allows survivors to input “what if”-type changes to family members’:
This information is invaluable for a family’s financial planning. Eligible survivors of service members who died on active duty can access this report. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To gain access to the reports, surviving family members must provide their email address to the OSBR Family Assistance Support Team.
Once they provide their email address to FAST, users will need to visit their individual service branch websites and enter the email address they provided to FAST to request access to their reports.
They will then receive an email from DoNotReply@mail.mil containing a one-time link to view, download and/or print their benefit reports.
To receive assistance with accessing reports, users can contact the FAST by:
To view personal reports, users can select the appropriate branch of service below, and enter the email address they provided to FAST then follow the instructions on the site: