What is DD Form 2656-5?
DD Form 2656-5 is known as the Reverse Component Survivor Benefit Plan Election Certificate. Everyone wishing to participate must submit this form. Guard or Reserve members must file this document.
What is DD Form 2656-5 for?
This form is designed to make one of three choices. They are Option A, Option B and Option C. The Guard and Reverse members, when they approach retirement, may choose to wait till their pay status to decide on the coverage. It is Option A. Option B implies no interim coverage and Option C does not require any written spousal consent for the benefits. If the member fails to choose the option personally, they offer the default one which is Option C.
When is DD Form 2656-5 Due?
This certificate must be filed within three months after the member was notified of eligibility for retirement pay at the age of 60.
Is DD Form 2656-5 Accompanied by Other Forms?
No, you do not have to attach any additional documents to your DD Form 2656-5.
What Information do I Include in DD Form 2656-5?
The member information must be provided first: name, address, SSN, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address. The next step is to indicate the marital status and provide the information about the spouse or dependent (name, SSN, date of birth and date of marriage). If the applicant has children, it is necessary to provide information about them (name, SSN, date of birth, relationship to the applicant). After having indicated all these details, provide the information about the coverage. You choose the option, type and level of coverage. The form includes the space for remarks. If needed, provide the information about the coverage beneficiary.
Where do I Send DD Form 2656-5?
The form must be filed with your army service, navy service, air national guard or marine corps reverse service. You may check form instructions as they include all addresses.