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CHECK OUT OUR NEW SURVIVOR SBP NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2021 ISSUE NOW ONLINE! 
DFAS has a new Survivor SBP Newsletter! Check out the June 2021 issue, with lots of news and helpful info for survivors/SBP annuitants. Read the latest info about the SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination, news about our exciting new initiative on status notifications, and an outline of the changes to simplify the eligibility verification requirements for annuitants. Plus, special information for those annuitants who lost a loved one in the line of duty.


REPORT THE DEATH OF A RETIREE ONLINE
Use our convenient online form to report the death of a retiree at https://go.usa.gov/xnzQ9.

Spouses and children of recently-deceased retirees: We have new, helpful tools and information to assist you with the SF 1174 for claiming the retiree’s Arrears of Pay. We can now deposit an Arrears of Pay (AOP) payment directly to an eligible claimant’s bank account instead of mailing a check. Please see the How to Claim Arrears of Pay Using the SF1174 webpage for details. We also have new, helpful tools and information to assist you with the DD Form 2656-7 for starting an SBP annuity. Please see the Start an SBP Annuity webpage for details.


SOCIAL SECURITY WITHHOLDING TAX DEFERRAL
Collection of the 2020 deferred Social Security taxes started in January and will last until December 2021. Find out more details here


SBP-DIC OFFSET PHASED ELIMINATION - 2021 PHASE ONE
Some spouse SBP annuitants will see an increase in the SBP annuity payment they receive in 2021. Some spouse SBP annuitants will not see a change in phase one of the SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination. You DO NOT need to call DFAS to tell us you are affected by the change in the law. See our full range of FAQs.
*Note: the change in the law does NOT affect the amount of DIC you receive from the VA. You should continue to receive your normal DIC amount from the VA. 


OUR PRIORITIES: DFAS is committed to ensuring payments are made to our customers and vendors. We are working daily to provide the quality finance and accounting services that you have entrusted to us. We encourage you to use our online tools such as myPay, AskDFAS and our phone self-service tools. Our Customer Care Center representatives are also available to assist you for any questions you might have outside of the online options


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