Security Levels

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status

Health, Safety and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice Boston

Helping you balance your Work and your Life

Transition Relocation Program

Relocation Spouse Transition Assistance
Retirees/Separatees Career Planning Sponsorship


Link to RAS Branch: information on Retirement Processing, Retirement Package, Retired Pay Self Service, Global Pay and Information and Resources, Survivor Benefit Plan Information, Forms and Worksheets, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), etc.Information materials on retirement seminar can be found at

Survivor Benefit Plan

When a military retiree dies their retirement pay stops. This means that the surviving spouse will be left without a substantial income source. When you are contemplating retirement you need to give serious thought to how you can protect your spouse from the hardships caused by the loss your retirement pay.

One option available to you is the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). The SBP is an insurance plan that will pay your surviving spouse a monthly payment (annuity) to help make up for the loss of your retirement income.The plan is designed to protect your survivors against the risks of:

How SBP Works

At retirement, full basic SBP for spouse and children will take effect automatically if you make no other valid election. You may not reduce or decline spouse coverage without your spouse's written consent. This means you will have to have your spouse’s input in the decision and his or her signature is required. You may choose coverage for a former spouse or, if you have no spouse or children, you may be able to cover an "insurable interest" (such as, a business partner or parent).

Effective October 1, 2008, SBP participants who reach 70 years of age and have made 360 payments (30 years), will no longer have to pay premiums for continued SBP coverage and will be placed in "Paid-up SBP" status.

These links can help you in ESTIMATING your retired pay and the cost of SBP

Retired Pay Calculator (Active Duty)
Retired Pay Calculator (Reserve)
SPB Calculator (Active Duty)
SPB Calculator (Reserve)

VA Websites

Burial and Memorial Benefits
Education Benefits
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Health Care Eligibility
Home Loan Guaranty
Life Insurance
Mental Health
Returning Veterans
Veterans Employment and Training
Veterans Preference
Voc. Rehabilitation & Employment
VA Home Page
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents & Survivors
Veterans Service Organization Directory

For the most up to date information regarding the above topics, please visit the website provided.

Veteran's State Benefit Information - D1



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Tricare - Medical insurance for military families and retirees
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