SOCIAL SECURITY WITHHOLDING TAX DEFERRAL
Applies to most military members and civilian employees. Find out more details here
CHECK OUT OUR NEW SURVIVOR SBP NEWSLETTER - FIRST ISSUE NOW ONLINE!
DFAS has a new Survivor SBP Newsletter! Check out the first issue, with lots of news and helpful info for survivors/SBP annuitants. Learn all about the upcoming changes to the SBP-DIC offset, when you’ll get your tax statements, the new School Cert process, our helpful form tools and more!
SBP-DIC OFFSET PHASED ELIMINATION: Individual estimate letters coming to your mailbox in December
Watch for your individual letter from DFAS with estimates of how the first phase of the SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination (effective January 1, 2020) will affect your SBP pay. Letters will be mailed in early December. Please do not call our Customer Care Center for your estimate.
Spouse SBP annuitants who are subject to the offset may see the first change in the SBP annuity payment they receive on February 1, 2021. See our full range of FAQs.
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.
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