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I am a Survivor

Discover all the great resources available to you and your family and understand your survivor benefits.

Eligible survivors can get help with coping and adjusting to a new normal. The Defense Department provides immediate and long-term assistance to help survivors understand their benefits, connect with grief, financial counseling and much more.

The department also provides resources such as The Survivor Connection eNewsletter and the Surviving Family Member Inquiry Form, which gives survivors a place to ask questions and voice their concerns. Additionally, there are articles, products, MilLife Guides and MilLife Learning courses that provide information about benefits, services and programs designed specifically for survivors.

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Virtual Survivor Symposium: June 21

Join the Defense Department for the first virtual Survivor Symposium. Tune in to learn about survivor benefits — including how they change if you remarry, tips for keeping accounts in order and applying for death gratuity.

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MilLife Learning

If you are interested in online courses for the military community, check out this website.

Learn More From These MilLife Topics

Support After Loss
For survivors who have lost their service member, there are specially designed programs and services to help you cope.
Understanding Grief
While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope as you continue on your life’s journey.
Survivor Finances & Legal
After the death of your service member, getting your financial and legal affairs in order can provide some peace of mind.
Making the Final Move
After the death of your service member, it is helpful to know the housing options and moving benefits available to survivors.
Education & Employment for Spouses
Education and career guidance, support and resources for military spouses pursuing employment or an advanced degree.
Mental Health
Mental health is as vital for military and family readiness as physical fitness. Get info and tips from Military OneSource.

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