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Death gratuity benefit explained

Military families face no greater challenge than dealing with the loss of a loved one who died while serving their country.

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Finding Support After the Death of a Loved One

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.

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Moving After the Death of Your Loved One

Moving after the death of a loved one can be an important step toward creating your new normal. However, it can be emotionally exhausting.

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Helping You and Your Family Survive a Death by Suicide

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.

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.. …
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Tax Forgiveness

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.

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Survivor Finances and Legal Affairs – Essentials

While nothing can take away your pain after the death of a loved one, having your financial and legal affairs in order can provide some peace of mind during this difficult time.

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Estate Checklist

This podcast outlines the importance of preparing an estate information checklist to ensure that your affairs are in order so your wishes can be more easily carried out upon your death.
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The Final Move – The Essentials

It can be overwhelming to think about leaving the home you shared with your deceased service member. Even if you are hesitant about taking this big step right now, it is helpful to know your housing options and available moving benefits — as well as some practical steps to take — that may help you with your move when that day comes.

Casualty Assistance Courses

The courses below provide an overview of key survivor benefits and resources available to families. This includes 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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Making the Final Move

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.

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Online Military Memorial Pays Tribute to Service Members

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.

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Safe Infant Sleep

One of the important decisions a new parent makes is where and how to place a baby to sleep. This podcast offers tips to help ensure safe sleep and decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
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Understanding Inheritance Issues

Inheriting money or property can be complex. Be prepared by understanding the basics and learning where you can get help.

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. …
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How Military Parents Can Create Safe Sleeping Environments for Infants

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.