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.mil

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

SBP Student Eligibility 101

Survivor’s Benefit Plan Information

Military One Source (SBP)

Dec
16
Mon
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

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

Dec
17
Tue
(CANCELLED) Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
(CANCELLED) Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The Wing Newcomers Orientation is from 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This event is
mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel 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.

 

Dec
18
Wed
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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

Dec
19
Thu
CAPSTONE @ A&FRC
Dec 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Capstone is required for ALL separating/retiring personnel and should occur no later than 90 days prior to anticipated separation/retirement; however, if a member has less than 90 days left in the military, the member should attend as soon as possible within their remaining period of service. Call (662) 434-2790 for more information.

 

Capstone

Hearts Apart Social @ TBD
Dec 19 @ 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

Dec
20
Fri
Financial Fitness
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Financial Fitness

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

Financial Fitness
Dec 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Financial Fitness

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

Jan
6
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Jan 6 – Jan 8 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Monday; DoD Training Day ( Resiliency, MOC Crosswalk, Financial Readiness) Tuesday; VA B&S Wednesday; DoL 1 Day

To register call (662) 434-2631.

MONEY TALK$ @ Kaye Auditorium
Jan 6 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
MONEY TALK$ @ Kaye Auditorium

An open financial Q&A forum for ALL Service Members
Monday, 6 January at 0845
Kaye Auditorium

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED!
A representative from Finance, as well as the PFC, will be available to answer any finance-related questions.

Presented By:
14th Comptroller Squadron & CAFB Personal Financial Counselor