Retirement Decisions: The Survivor Benefit Plan


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The Survivor Benefit Plan is designed to provide on-going income for your spouse and minor children should you die before them. Videos on pre-retirement planning and the Survivor Benefit Plan may be available for viewing at home. Check with the closest military installation Transition/ACAP Office or Family Center. Also, check with your Unit Personnel Officer.

The SBP can be very confusing. You and your spouse will need to learn as much as possible before making your final decision. In addition, your spouse's signature is required on the form. has great information about the Survivor Benefit Program to help you understand it in-depth

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