SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN
Joint Base Andrews Military & Family Readiness Center
Bldg 1191 Menoher Dr.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
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Hours of Operation
Mon-Wed & Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm
Closed on Holidays & AFDW Family Days
The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) was established to provide monthly income to survivors of retired military personnel upon the retiree's death when retired pay stops. Survivors of members who die while on active duty, and survivors of members recalled to active duty from retirement who die while on active duty, may also be protected by the SBP.
INTRODUCTION TO SBP:
For an overview of the Survivor Benefit Plan, visit: https://militarypay.defense.gov/Benefits/Survivor-Benefit-Program/Overview/
Retiring service members are required to complete and submit all SBP documentation prior to their official retirement date. We recommend that you complete your election NLT 60 days prior to your date of retirement. SBP appointments can only be made within 180 days prior to official date of retirement.
All retiring service members are required to attend a one-on-one Survivor Benefit Plan briefing with a certified Air Force SBP Counselor prior to retirement. The purpose of this briefing is to: 1) To ensure that retiring service members are fully aware of Survivor Benefit Plan coverage options and to make a suitable selection, and 2) To establish a retirement pay account.
SCHEDULE YOUR SBP BRIEFING NOW:
FOR SERVICE MEMBERS ADMINISTRATIVELY ASSIGNED TO JOINT BASE ANDREWS:
Please schedule your appointment using the following link:
If you are having problems using the booking site, please contact us by phone (301) 981-7087 or email 316.FSS.SBP@us.af.mil. A response will be provided to you within 3 business days to address any issues.
*Reserve/Guard: This brief is not required if you are not receiving retirement until age 60. Please contact ARPC at 1(800) 525-0102.
DO NOT SIGN DD2656 prior to your appointment.
Your appointment will be denied if we do not receive your required documents within 2 business days of scheduling.
Your appointment will be denied if it is not within 180 days of your official date of retirement.
Failure to complete SBP brief with an SBP Counselor and submit the DD2656 will result in a delay in your retirement pay and automatic enrollment in SBP full coverage regardless of marital status.
*IMPORTANT: All documentation should be encrypted. You can send them via your government encrypted email account or through DODSafe (https://safe.apps.mil/), ensuring you select ‘encrypt all files’.
Submitted information will be utilized to prepare documentation for your one-on-one briefing and to establish your retired pay account. Providing incomplete documentation may delay your appointment significantly.
FOR SERVICE MEMBERS ADMINISTRATIVELY ASSIGNED TO ANOTHER INSTALLATION:
Please reach out to that base directly for SBP. We’ve included contact information below for our counterparts in the NCR:
Center Email: 811FSS.Pentagon.AFRC@us.af.mil
Phone: (703) 693-9460
Center Email: 11FSS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 284-4473
Fort Meade A&FRC:
SBP Overview Slides: *Note: These slides do not substitute for your SBP briefing.
SBP RIP: An outline of the Survivor Benefit Plan.
SpouseSBP Fact Sheet: Find regulations, rates and allowances.
Factsheet: For eBenefits.
Air Force Retiree Services SBP Overview: https://www.retirees.af.mil/library/sbp/
DFAS SBP Information: https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/provide/sbp/
DoD SBP Information: https://militarypay.defense.gov/benefits/survivor-benefit-program/
State/Territory Veterans Benefits: Find out what benefits are available for you in your area.
If you wish to reach out, please call or email the JB Andrews Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) and ask for the Survivor Benefits Program (SBP) counselor:
Phone: (301) 981-7087
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