Casualty Assistance – Legislation

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. These are excerpts from federal law that govern casualty assistance programs in the military.. …

Casualty Assistance – Army

This page includes information about casualty and family support services for the Army. Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Division provides casualty assistance resources for commanders and. …

Casualty Assistance – Navy

This page includes information on casualty and family support services for the Navy. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational and. …
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Overview of Casualty Assistance

The Department of Defense’s Casualty Assistance Program makes sure that military families have support in their time of need, including understanding all benefits and other forms of assistance. Although the term “casualty” is usually associated with death, casualty support to eligible family members also means support after injury and illness, and when a service member is missing.

Casualty Assistance – Air Force

This page includes information on casualty and family support services for the Air Force. The Air Force Aid Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to. …

Casualty Assistance – Coast Guard

This page includes information on casualty and family support services for the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard website offers links to guides explaining the Survivor Benefit Plan and Reserve Component. …

Casualty Assistance e-Tutorials

Five courses provide an overview of key survivor benefits and resources available for surviving families, including the Death Gratuity Benefit, a critical financial resource to survivors of service members who die on active duty, as well as. …
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Understanding the Role of the Casualty Assistance Officer

In its effort to ensure that military families have support in their time of need when a service member is declared deceased, whereabouts unknown or missing, the Department of Defense’s Casualty Assistance Program assigns a dedicated casualty assistance officer to advise and assist the primary next of kin.

Casualty Assistance Service Regulations and Orders

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. The below are service-specific policies that govern casualty assistance programs in the. …
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Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representatives

The National Defense Authorization Act 2014, Section 633, requires each secretary of a military department to designate a specific member to assist spouses and other dependents of service members, including Reserve Components, who die on active duty.

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Support After Loss – The Essentials

You were part of the military family when you supported your service member in his or her mission. And you’re part of the family now…and forever. That’s why the services have designed programs especially for survivors – tools and services to help you cope, make informed decisions, grieve in healthy ways and begin to envision a life with new opportunities.