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A Survivor's Guide to Benefits
The Survivor's Guide to Benefits is intended to help families through the period following the death of a servicemember. The guide provides an overview of the application for benefits and entitlements process for families of deceased servicemembers and military leaders.
American Gold Star Mothers
A nonprofit organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. Perpetuating the Noble Principles for which They Fought and Died.
American Widow Project
The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter………Military Widow to Military Widow.
Burial and Memorial Benefits
Information on VA burial and memorial benefits can be obtained from national cemetery offices, from VA's Burial and Memorial benefits webpage or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at (800) 827-1000.
Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
The CFSRF was founded in order to provide support to surviving U.S. military children and spouses that have lost a loved one in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars or whose service member has sustained a serious disability. Our objectives are to help U.S. military children and spouses with college grants as well as to provide financial assistance to those families in need of help with housing, utilities, food and clothing.
Fallen Heroes Project
The mission of the Fallen Heroes Project is to honor the American Fallen Heroes for their ultimate sacrifice during the war against terrorism. The foundation will provide the resources to produce and distribute to each family a hand-drawn portrait of their Fallen Hero, created by artist Michael G. Reagan, free of charge. Each portrait is intended to show our Love and Respect for these Heroes and their families.
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
The 2010 Edition of VA's Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet is available online. The booklet provides the rates for certain federal payments and outlines many programs and services provided by VA and other federal agencies. It also includes toll-free phone numbers, Internet addresses and a directory of VA facilities throughout the country.
Gold Star Wives of America
Gold Star Wives Of America, Inc. is an organization of military widows/widowers whose spouse died while on active duty or from service connected disabilities. This military survivors organization has been serving war widows from all conflicts and service connected disabilities since it was founded in 1945.
Honor & Remember
To create, establish and promote a nationally recognized flag that would fly continuously as a visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. All Military lives lost not only in action but also in service, from our nation's inception.
Hope For The Warriors
The mission of Hope for the Warriors™ is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors™ actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured.
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
The new Nationwide Gravesite Locator, at http://m.va.gov/gravelocator, is enhanced for viewing and browsing on "smart phones." Users enter a name to search and find where the loved one is buried. The website will provide the name of the cemetery and a grave location, offer a link to a Google map, driving directions to the cemetery, and if the deceased is buried in a national cemetery or state veterans cemetery, provide a link to a cemetery map to help find the section where the grave is located.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.
SurvivorBUZZ was created to offer support for survivors of fallen military members. No topic is off limits. You can come here and discuss your experiences with others who can identify with you and what you're going through. The journey that follows the service-related loss of a loved one is a difficult one. SuriviorBUZZ acknowledges that the price of freedom is carried by the families left behind, and will probably remain with them their entire life.
The Office of Survivors Assistance (OSA) was established to serve as a resource regarding all benefits and services furnished by the Department to survivors and dependents of deceased Veterans and members of the Armed Forces.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
TAPS provides ongoing emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America, regardless of relationship to the deceased, geography, or circumstance of the death. TAPS meets its mission by providing peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources.
Travis Manion Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to assisted wounded Veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes. We will continue the service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and Veterans. In the spirit of the Fallen, we will foster strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders.