Casualty Assistance

Your service member has died, but that doesn't mean you’ve lost your ties to your military community. As a surviving family member of an active-duty service member, you may be eligible for services that can help you cope, rebuild your life and find your new normal. The Defense Department provides immediate and long-term assistance to help you understand your benefits, connect you with grief counseling, find a financial counselor and more. You’re not alone.

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PADD Rights Trifold

Funeral arrangements are complex. Learn more about this important role when a service member dies.

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Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.