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DFAS Survivor SBP Newsletter


It's here! The second issue of our new twice-yearly newsletter for military survivors and Survivor Benefit Plan annuitants.
 

Survivor SBP Newsletter - June 2021

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Director’s Message – June 2021
Welcome to the second issue of our new Survivor SBP Newsletter.

Active Duty Line of Duty Survivors Spotlight June 2021
Special Information for Active Duty/Line of Duty SBP Spouse Annuitants and myPay Accounts for Active Duty/Line of Duty Survivors.

The SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination: What to Expect in the Upcoming Phases
We are almost halfway through Phase One of the SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination and now we are looking toward 2022, when the second phase of the offset elimination will start.

Status Notifications Roll Out in 2021
DFAS is rolling out the use of status notifications to keep you in the loop as forms or documents they submit move through the annuity pay processing cycles.

What SBP Annuitants Need to Know - How to Verify Eligibility to Keep Payments Coming
SBP annuitants need to verify their continued eligibility regularly to receive SBP annuity payments. See this article for an outline of the requirements.

Did You Know?
In each issue of the DFAS Survivor SBP Newsletter, we will share a few helpful tips and tidbits for survivors.

What Child Annuitants Need to Know About School Certifications
How the new School Certification process works.

myPay for SBP Annuitants
Two-factor authentication is now mandatory for myPay.

News from our Partners: Army Survivor Outreach Services announces The Survivor Link – Inaugural Issue May 2021
“The Survivor Link” is the new Army Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) newsletter.
 

Click here for a PDF of the June 2021 Survivor SBP Newsletter
Download a PDF of the June newsletter to read, print or share (right click and choose “Save As” to save to your computer).
 


Survivor SBP Newsletter - December 2020

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Director's Message
Welcome to the very first issue of the new DFAS Survivor SBP Newsletter!

Active Duty/Line of Duty Survivors Spotlight
Special information for Active Duty/Line of Duty Survivors.

The Phased Elimination of the SBP-DIC Offset Begins in January of 2021
Read all about the upcoming changes to the SBP-DIC Offset.

What to Expect in Your End-of-Year Mailing from DFAS
End-of-year packets will be in the mail no later than January 31, 2021.

Making Forms Easier to Fill Out and Submit
In the past year, DFAS began rolling out a series of new form tools to help annuitants fill out and submit forms easily and correctly. 

School Certifications: Now Simpler and Easier
Please see the article for all of the good news on the new, easier process.

The Benefits of Using myPay for SBP Annuitants
The quickest and most secure way to manage your SBP annuity or SSIA pay is with myPay. If you’ve never used myPay, it's easy to get started.

2021 Pay Schedule
See this easy reference for pay dates in 2021.

Click here for a PDF of the December 2020 Survivor SBP Newsletter
Download a PDF of the December newsletter to read, print or share (right click and choose “Save As” to save to your computer).




 

Page updated June 9, 2021