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The SBP Open Season allows eligible members and former members who were enrolled in SBP or RCSBP (Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan) as of December 22, 2022 to permanently discontinue their SBP coverage.
Before submitting your request for discontinuance, please review the SBP advantages and disadvantages information on the first page of the Discontinuance form. SBP Open Seasons rarely occur. Consider the impact your decision will have on your loved ones moving forward. Because your beneficiaries must also concur with the decision to discontinue, you may want to review this information with them.
There is a special form to discontinue coverage during the SBP Open Season. The form and details are available on the NDAA 2023 SBP Open Season special focus webpage: https://www.dfas.mil/sbpopenseason23
To submit the form to DFAS, we ask that you:
You can upload the Discontinuance form via our askDFAS online upload tool, send it via postal mail, or fax it to DFAS.
Your discontinuance will be effective the first day of the first calendar month following our receipt of a valid SBP Open Season 2023 Discontinuance Form. We will mail you a discontinuance confirmation letter when we have processed your request.
Important - About Discontinuing Your SBP Coverage
Key points to keep in mind:
Frequently Asked Questions About Discontinuing During the SBP Open Season
We also have a list of Frequently Asked Questions about discontinuing SBP coverage during the SBP 2023 Open Season on our special focus webpage: https://www.dfas.mil/sbpopenseason23