Casualty Assistance Services & Survivor Benefit Plan

Casualty Assistance Services

The Air Force Casualty Services Program’s 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) works closely with commanders at all levels to ensure the success of the program. The CAR works closely with survivors of retired Air Force members to ensure potential benefits are explained and applied for. The CAR provides limited casualty services to members of sister services, certain foreign nationals, and civilians.

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

The SBP protects a portion of the income a retiree receives and makes it payable to a surviving spouse or eligible children after death. SBP protection is provided for all active duty service members at no cost. If an active duty service member with a spouse and/or children dies, dependents will continue to receive 55% of the retirement income they would have received. At retirement, service members must elect to continue SBP coverage. After retirement, the government subsidizes a portion of the cost for SBP protection, but the service member is required to pay a share of the premiums equal to roughly 6.5% of the amount protected. For more information, please call our Survivor Benefit Plan Counselor at the A&FRC at (801) 777-4681 or access the Defense Finance and Accounting website here. If you are soon to retire and would like to generate an estimate of retired pay versus SBP costs please visit the cost estimator here.

A&FRC Hours

Mon & Tues
0730 – 1630

0730 – 1330

Thu & Fri
0730 – 1330

Sat & Sun

Closed AFMC Family Days and all Federal Holidays.


(801) 777-4681


5837 D Ave., Bldg. 150