Preparing a Spouse for Survivorship

Preparing a Spouse for Survivorship
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Is your spouse prepared if you predecease him or her? Does he or she know what notifications need to be made, and to who? What about understanding the benefit programs that may apply to a survivor?

Join us Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern for a two-hour tutorial on how to prepare. Topics covered will include:  

  • Calculating your Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) amount.
  • Determining whether your survivor will be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the VA.
  • Understanding income as a survivor (sources and tax status change).
  • Navigating insurance options.
  • Understanding ID card requirements.
  • Preparing personal accounts and paperwork.
  • Managing online accounts and applications.


Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret), CFP®, MOAA's program director of finance and benefits information, brings more than experience in the government and with service benefit programs; he is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, experienced in money management with clients in the financial service business.

Use the registration button above to sign up for the Oct. 6 event. Once registered, you will receive a couple of reminder emails up to the day of the event. On the day of the event, you'll click the link to join the session. There is no application/software to download, just approve the session to join in.


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