Military families face no greater challenge than dealing with the loss of a loved one who died while serving their country.
Moving after the death of a loved one can be an important step toward creating your new normal. However, it can be emotionally exhausting.
After the death of a loved one, you may experience a wide range of emotions. That is natural. Finding your new normal after the death of a loved one is not the same for everyone.
Surviving the suicide of a loved one is different than a natural death and can be especially traumatic. It is common for survivors to feel that they didn’t do enough to save their loved one, creating feelings of what is called survivor guilt.
Surviving spouses can take steps to receive reimbursement from their TRICARE provider for any out-of-pocket costs in a timely, hassle-free manner.
After the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is taxes. However, the government may entitle your loved one to tax forgiveness. Learn more about tax forgiveness.
Whether you are hesitant or ready to move after the death of you loved one, it is helpful to understand the housing options and moving benefits available to survivors – as well as some practical steps to take – that may assist your move when the day comes.
The Department of Defense’s Military In Lasting Tribute memorial honors and remembers service members who died while serving honorably on active duty from 1985 to the present. It is the only DOD memorial to include peacetime deaths.
While no actions can erase the pain you feel after losing a family member or loved one, getting your financial and legal affairs in order can be a small step in the right direction and can provide some peace of mind during this difficult time.
Inheriting money or property can be complex. Be prepared by understanding the basics and learning where you can get help.
Although writing a last will and testament is not required, it is recommended that service members and their families have wills, even if you do not have kids or valuable property. A valid will is a legally binding document that ensures your wishes are carried out after your death.
One of the easiest ways for military parents to keep your children safe – and avoid the possibility of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS – is to arrange for a safe sleep place before your infant comes home from the hospital.
When major changes happen that affect your income or your assets — such as the death of a family member or the pending start of college — the last thing you want to consider is taxes.
The Defense Department Casualty Assistance program ensures that military families have support in their time of need, including understanding all benefits and other forms of assistance.
Survivors can access their online survivor benefits report through an updated process using a linked email address.
There are several scholarship opportunities available from both private organizations and federal programs if you or your children are interested in pursuing higher education.
Estate planning ensures that you have your affairs in order for your loved ones in the event of your death and makes sure they are cared for according to your wishes.
Resources are available for those whose loved one died by suicide. This article provides important steps to take, as well as resources for support and connection with others who have been down this difficult path.
On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people perished during the single largest terrorist attack in American history. More than twenty years later, millions of Americans still remember the events of that day.
Bereavement camps, seminars and retreats offer opportunities for you to connect with people who understand how to help you with your grief journey.