Interactive Online Survivor Benefits Report — For several years now, survivor benefits reports have been provided to surviving family members of service members who die on active duty. We are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, a new interactive online survivor benefits report will be available for survivors of all service members who have died on active duty that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Visit the Interactive Online Survivor Benefits Report for more information.
Gold Star Advocate — The National Defense Authorization Act 2014, Section 633, requires each secretary of a military department to designate a member to assist spouses and other dependents of service members, including Reserve Component, who die on active duty. These advocates are available to provide support and address complaints by spouses and other dependents of deceased service members regarding casualty assistance or receipt of benefits authorized by law. Visit Gold Star Advocate for more information.
The Casualty Assistance Program provides comprehensive resources to ill or injured service members and their families and to the families of deceased service members. This program can help you to better understand and access important benefits and can provide information and support throughout the grieving and healing process. Use these resources, tools and articles to find the help you need.
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a difficult and emotional process. The journey can be scary, painful and lonely, and it's easy to feel that nothing anyone does or says can take away from the pain you feel. Consider the following information to find comfort and understanding as you move forward in your healing process.
After your loved one has died, it is important for the healing process to build new dreams and goals. Perhaps you may be interested in furthering your education. If you or your children are interested in pursuing higher education, and you are the spouse or child of a service member who was injured or died in the line of duty, there are several scholarship opportunities available for you.
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