The VA offers a number of education benefits for family members who have lost a service member. For general information about these benefits, visit https://gibill.va.gov or call 888-GIBILL 1 (888-442-4551)
Beneficiary Financial Counseling Service (BFCS)
Register as a first-time user. Use "BFCSVA" as the Organization Web ID.
Have your eight-digit SGLI, TSGLI, FSGLI, or VGLI claim number available.
Select FinancialPoint to submit information that will be used to create a personalized financial plan for you.
Select EstateGuidance® to create and print a will.
Note: If you do not have your claim number, please call the Office of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance at 800-419-1473.
Headstones, Markers and Medallions
National Archives Veterans Service Records
Through the National Archives, next-of-kin survivors may request free copies of the military member’s service record by submitting DD Form 214 (Report of Separation).
National Cemetery Administration
Office of Service Members Group Life Insurance
Main Fax: 800-236-6142
Claims Fax: 877-832-4943
Service Members’ Group Life Insurance is a program of low-cost group life insurance available to all members of the uniformed services. Service members are automatically insured under SGLI, unless the service member chooses to reduce the amount or cancel it entirely.
Presidential Memorial Certificate Program
The Veterans Benefits Administration offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children, and parents of Servicemembers and Veterans who are deceased.
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Health Administration