Casualty Services & Survivor Benefits

Casualty Services & Survivor Benefits
DSN 742-2720   CAR 001           
Commercial: (662) 434-2720
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: UDG_Columbus_fsc@us.af.mi

 

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


 

Casualty Services                

The Columbus AFB Casualty Services Program primary goals are to provide prompt, accurate reporting, dignified and humane notification, and efficient, thorough, and compassionate assistance to the next of kin for as long as needed. The Casualty Assistance Representative (CAR) also works closely with survivors of retired members to ensure potential benefits are applied for in a timely manner. The CAR provides assistance to an average of 60+ retired members’ families each year. Entitlements can range from Military Retired Pay, Veterans Administration benefits, Office of Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance, and Social Security.  

Click here to view the Retiree Member brochure  

Getting your affairs in order?  Click on the Retiree Supporting Documents link and print to keep with your important paperwork.

Retiree Supporting Documents  

Casualty Assistance Links
 
The Veterans Administration
Retired Pay
Military Records Storage
Social Security
Military One Source–Active Duty (Casualty information)
Report the Death of a Retiree

 

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

Military pay stops when a member dies. The SBP is a government program, which makes it possible for retiring members to ensure that after their death, their eligible survivors receive a portion of their military retired pay in the form of a monthly annuity. The SBP was structured so that a surviving spouse cannot outlive the annuity, and it has Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) incorporated so the annuity increases with inflation. An active duty member who has eligible dependents is automatically covered by SBP at the maximum level at no cost to the member while he/she remains on active duty. Prior to retiring, each member must decide whether to continue SBP coverage into retirement. The retired pay of those members who elect to participate is reduced by monthly premiums. The SBP is a unique plan: Government-subsidized premiums deducted from a participating member’s retired pay before taxes. The SBP is the sole means for a member to continue a portion of their military retired pay to their eligible survivors. If a member chooses (with the concurrence of their spouse) not to participate in the SBP, an annuity cannot be paid.      

SBP Links

Survivor’s Benefit Plan Information

Military One Source (SBP)

Jun
21
Fri
Financial Fitness @ Airman and Family Readiness Center
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Financial Fitness @ Airman and Family Readiness Center

Explain budget, spending plans, expenses, etc. Please Call 434-2790 to register.

Financial Fitness @ Airman and Family Readiness Center
Jun 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Financial Fitness @ Airman and Family Readiness Center

Explain budget, spending plans, expenses, etc. Please Call 434-2790 to register.

Jun
24
Mon
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

Key Spouse Mentor Training.  Call 434-2790 for details.

Jun
25
Tue
EFMP Art Camp @ A&FRC
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
EFMP Art Camp @ A&FRC

Art Class for EFMP open from ages 13 to adult.  Canvas, paint, and brushes will be provided.  Limited seating, must RSVP by calling 434-2790/434-3323.

Participants will use a brush or palette knife to paint an impressionistic seascape.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting pain on.

EFMP Art Camp

Jun
26
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Jun
27
Thu
Key Spouse Training Continuing Education @ A&FRC
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Key Spouse Training Continuing Education @ A&FRC

Key Spouse Continuing Education Training.  For all Current Key Spouses. Call 434-2839 or 434-2790 for details and to RSVP.

 

Hearts Apart Social @ TBD
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hearts Apart Social program is a monthly event to provide community bonding, fun and appreciation for the families of active duty personnel who are deployed, remote, or on an extended TDY. Food and activities are provided.

Call 434-2790 to register. 

 

hearts apart

Jul
2
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The Wing Newcomers Orientation is from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This event is
mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel, and spouses are
encouraged to attend. This base-wide CONNECTION orientation begins at the Kaye
Auditorium and consists of a guided base tour. To register, please contact your unit CSS, or for more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701/2790.

Jul
3
Wed
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Updated information about relocating held at AFRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and A&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop