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)

Oct
18
Fri
Financial Fitness
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Financial Fitness

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

Financial Fitness
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Financial Fitness

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

Oct
21
Mon
Key Spouse Training @ A&FRC
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Key Spouse Training @ A&FRC

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

Medical Terminology/Coding Workshop @ A&FRC
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
23
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Oct 23 @ 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

Oct
24
Thu
Hearts Apart Social @ TBD
Oct 24 @ 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

Medical Terminology/Coding Workshop @ A&FRC
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
28
Mon
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

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

Medical Terminology/Coding Workshop @ A&FRC
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
29
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Oct 29 @ 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.