The survivor benefit plan (SBP) is an insurance plan that pays the surviving spouse a monthly payment (annuity) to help make up for the loss of retirement income. Read about SBP.
Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
The Survivor Benefit Plan Explained
The Survivor Benefit Plan pays your spouse a monthly payment, protecting survivors against the risks of early death.
SBP Coverage and Benefits
When you retire, you may be able to elect any of several SBP options, which are listed below.
SBP Former Spouse Coverage
SBP allows coverage for former spouses. Costs and benefits under this option are identical to those for spouse coverage.
Survivor Benefit Plan FAQs
SBP is a complicated program and their are numerous related questions. See our FAQ for help.
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Survivor Benefit Plan Certificate of Eligibility
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Benefits & Insurance
Veterans Life Insurance Overview
Before making a transition from military service, it's important to make arrangements for life insurance for you and your family.
Veterans Group Life Insurance
SGLI may be converted to renewable five-year term coverage known as VGLI (Veterans' Group Life Insurance).
Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance
The Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance program is designed to cover eligible veterans' home mortgages in the event of death.