DD 2656 2009 - 2019
DD 2656 2009 - 2019
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Form DD 2656 2009-2019

What is the DD-2656 Form for?

The DD-2656 form is used by the retiring soldiers from The Guard or by the Reverse members in order to receive payments stipulated by the pension legislation. The full name of this document is Payment of Retired Personnel Form. Once you have reached an age of 60 years you are eligible to cease your work and get this template. You must file it to the Department of Veterans Affairs, providing details about how exactly you would like to get your fee and who will receive your money in case of your death. In addition, you have to include Federal and State Withholding Tax Information, and Survivor Benefit Coverage data. It should be filled within three months after you received a notification. It is obligatory to attach the following documents:

  1. Retirement Orders;
  2. Separation Data;
  3. Statement of Service;
  4. High Average Base Amount.

Easily Fill out The DD 2656 Blank in PDF

The template consists of four pages: two pages of the blank itself and two pages of instructions. There are twelve sections to complete. Indicate the following:

  • your name and date of birth;
  • SSN;
  • retirement/transfer date;
  • rank/pay grade/branch of service;
  • correspondence address;
  • routing and account numbers (see instructions);
  • type of account (savings (S) or checking(C));
  • financial institution data;
  • separation payment information;
  • member of the reserve component;
  • designation of beneficiaries for unpaid retired pay;
  • federal income tax withholding data;
  • voluntary state tax withholding information;
  • dependency info;
  • survivor benefit plan (SBP) election;
  • remarks;
  • certification;
  • SBP spouse concurrence.

The DD 2656 form has to be signed. In some cases, a signature of a spouse is also required and should be confirmed by an attorney. Note, that it is necessary to submit the package of documents no later than six months before the date you cease to work.