Survivor Benefit Plan Enrollment

Transitioning Servicemembers preparing for retirement should first review DD Form 2656:  Data for Payment of Retired Personnel. The DD 2656 offers brief instructions regarding election options and requirements.


Please make the time to carefully review information about SBP Elections and Eligible Beneficiaries.


When you have made your decisions, and are signing DD Form 2656, please keep in mind:

  1. The form must be signed prior to your retirement date

  2. Your witness must sign the document on the same date as you

  3. If a spouse’s signature is required, it must be on or after the date of your signature, but also before your retirement date

  4. The notary witnessing the spouse’s signature must sign the document on the same date as the spouse

FORM DD 2656