35 minutes | Jun 30th 2016

TMW 024: Survivor Benefits Plan

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The Survivor Benefit Plan provides a continued source of income for survivors of military retirees. If a military retiree elects to buy into the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), his spouse or other eligible survivor will be eligible to receive 55% of the retiree’s retirement pay after the retiree passes away. This can provide ongoing income and stability for survivors, but it does come at a cost, as retirees must buy into the plan. In this podcast, we dive into the Survivor Benefit Plan details and discuss when it makes sense to buy into the SBP, and when veterans may be better off choosing to self-insure through an insurance policy or completely forgo either form of insurance. We cover a lot in today's podcast, so be sure to take notes or visit the show notes at http://themilitarywallet.com/survivor-benefits-plan/ You and your spouse will be glad you did!

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