Military Spouses

Posted by robertgradel robertgradel
If  you are married to a member of the armed forces and getting divorced, don't forget about the Survivor Benefit Plan. If your service member ex spouse dies first, you will not continue to receive your retirement benefits unless SBP is elected at the time of the divorce. Also, if you do not claim those benefits within one year of the final decree by sending the court order to dfas, they are most likely waived forever. (ouch!)