Casualty Services & Survivor Benefits

Casualty Services & Survivor Benefits
DSN 742-2720   CAR 001
Commercial: (662) 434-2720
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL:14FSS.FSH.ColumbusAFRC@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.

Supporting Documents for Retiree Entitlements  

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

New  SBP-DIC Offset Repeal FAQ

SBP Student Eligibility 101

Survivor’s Benefit Plan Information

Military One Source (SBP)

Jul
13
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 13 – Jul 15 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.

Jul
15
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 15 @ 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

Jul
16
Thu
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, 2 Day Track for Department of Labor

To register call (662) 434-2631.

Jul
17
Fri
(Virtual) Financial Fitness
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Please Call 434-2790 to register.

Jul
20
Mon
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 20 @ 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

Jul
21
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Conducted approximately every 3 weeks for military and DoD civilian newcomers to the base.

Call 662-434-2790

 

Jul
22
Wed
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center

Venders invited to attend on base job fair for military, spouses. retirees, and personnel with base access.

Call 662-434-2631

Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

If you need to complete Key Spouse Mentor training, Please call 434-2839/2790 for more information.

 

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 22 @ 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

Jul
23
Thu
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome @ Airman & Family Readiness Center @ A&FRC
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This spouse orientation program is designed for spouses new to the military or new to Columbus AFB. This is a great opportunity to increase knowledge of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available programs and services in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends while learning more about Air Force life. To register and more information please call (662) 434-2790.

 

spouses