General

Survivor Benefits Report

The interactive online survivor benefits report displays current and estimated future benefits, as well as “what if”-type changes to education, disability and marital status.

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Tax Extensions for Survivors

If you’re a survivor of a service member who has died on active duty, you may have the option of taking extra time to file your tax return.

The Survivor Connection eNewsletter Archives

The Survivor Connection links to enduring support for survivors whose loved ones died while on active duty. It includes up-to-date information for survivors and provides answers to their questions. Published three times a year, the eNewsletter. …
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Understanding the Survivor Benefit Plan

The Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP, allows retired service members to allocate a portion of their retired pay to a spouse or other eligible beneficiary after their death. Every retiring service member with an eligible spouse or child receives automatic enrollment in the Survivor Benefit Plan at the maximum level

Essentials

Survivor Finances and Legal Affairs – Essentials

While nothing can take away your pain after the death of a loved one, having your financial and legal affairs in order can provide some peace of mind during this difficult time.

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Accessing Your Online Survivor Benefits Reports

Survivors can access their online survivor benefits reports through an updated process using a linked email address.

Webinar

Online Survivor Benefits Report (Feb. 2022)

This webinar will discuss the details of the Online Survivor Benefits Report and provide information for surviving family members and service providers on how to access and use it.
Webinar

Online Survivor Benefits Report (Jan. 2022)

This webinar will discuss the details of the Online Survivor Benefits Report and provide information for surviving family members and service providers on how to access and use it. The OSBR is interactive and available for survivors of all. …
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Certification Process Eases for Student Recipients of Survivor Benefit Plan

The certification process has gotten easier for students age 18 and older covered as a child annuitant under the military Survivor Benefit Plan. SBP students now have more time to file their certifications each semester and can file school certification forms online.

Podcast

Military In Lasting Tribute

This episode covers various aspects of the new Military In Lasting Tribute online memorial, including what makes it different from other memorials and how survivors can submit their loved ones to be honored.

Casualty Assistance – Coast Guard

This page includes information on casualty and family support services for the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard website offers links to guides explaining the Survivor Benefit Plan and Reserve Component. …