Air Force Survivor Benefits
Air Force Casualty
Arlington National Cemetery
If you wish to have your loved one buried or interred at Arlington National Cemetery, you should ask your local funeral home to contact the Interment Office and arrange for the interment service. This should be done while you are, or your representative is, at the funeral home.
Army Survivor Benefits
Army Survivor Outreach Services
Information and resources on the Army's Survivor assistance program. Locate a local representative and find out about events in your area to honor and support the families of Fallen Service Members
Coast Guard Survivor Benefits
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service provides professional finance and accounting services for members of the uniformed services and their dependents. Here you will find a wealth of information about military pay and benefits. Look under “Retired Pay” for information on Survivor Benefits.
Military Funeral Honors
Families of eligible veterans may request funeral honors through their funeral director. The funeral director must contact the appropriate military service to arrange for the funeral honors detail.
Military OneSource understands the needs of military family members who have lost a loved one. Surviving spouses, parents and children can turn to Military OneSource for information, resources and counseling support during their time of need. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by telephone or Internet. Services include:
Face-to-face counseling in the local community at no cost
Immediate support for those with emotional well-being issues
Referrals to appropriate service branch agencies, aid agencies, charitable organizations, support groups, and other resources
Educational materials related to benefits, grief and other related issues
Translation services for more than 150 languages
Additional contact information:
From overseas, call 800-342-9647. Dialing instructions can be found on the Military OneSource website at “Contact Us.”
From overseas locations, while deployed, or from remote areas only, you may call collect at 703-253-7599.
National Resource Directory
This directory is an online partnership designed to assist wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families, and families of the fallen service members and those who support them. Casualty Assistance is located under the “Family Support” icon.
Navy Survivor Benefits
www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc (see “Support and Services”)
Social Security Administration
Expedited Claim Unit: 866-777-7887
Social Security benefits may be available to the spouse or children of deceased service members. Your casualty assistance officer can help you with this.
Thrift Savings Plan
The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. TSP benefits are passed to designated beneficiaries via the member’s completed TSP-U-3. If no TSP-U-3 was completed, the benefits will be passed according to the order of precedence required by law.
North Region: 877-874-2273
West Region: 888-874-9378
South Region: 800-444-5445
To understand your health care benefits, you may ask your casualty assistance officer or contact TRICARE for more information.