New! The Survivor Connection: The Link for Enduring Support

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The Survivor Connection
Welcome to The Survivor Connection! This new eNewsletter includes the latest information and addresses survivors’ questions. It also provides resources and details about how to access support.

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Survivor Family Member Inquiry Form
Do you have questions or concerns as a surviving family member of an active-duty death? Use this confidential form to reach out to DOD experts, who will get answers and connect you to resources you may need.
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Personalized Report on Your Benefits
Stay updated on all current survivor benefits by accessing the online survivor benefits report. The report allows you to create a custom financial plan based on estimated future benefits.
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March VA/DOD Survivors Forum Agenda
The next VA/DOD Survivors Forum is scheduled for March 25, 2021. Topics discussed will be covered in the next edition of The Survivor Connection and include the My Military OneSource app, the Gold Star Lapel Button update for stepsiblings and the tutorial about honoring military service.
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Get the My Military OneSource App
Information for survivors, including help with wellness, is available in the My Military OneSource app. Access details about survivor and education benefits; bereavement support; health care benefits; child care; tax assistance; financial counseling; commissary and exchange access; morale, welfare, and recreation; and more.


MilTax Helps You File Fearlessly
MilTax connects you with free support from tax consultants, including tax prep and e-filing software. Survivors of deceased active duty, National Guard and reserves can call our consultants for personalized support.

How Can We Better Support You?
Our goal is to provide enduring support to the survivor community. Suggest a topic for consideration in a future edition of The Survivor Connection. We welcome your feedback.

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  Mark Your Calendar  
  VA/DOD Survivors Forum
March 25, 2021
  Gold Star Spouses Day
April 5, 2021
  2021 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium
April 27-29, 2021
  Memorial Day
May 31, 2021

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  Did You Know?  
  Currently, guardians of surviving military children may receive a copy of the survivor benefits report for the child in their care through traditional mail. Email your Family Assistance Support Team at or call 877-827-2471 to get a hard copy mailed to you.  

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Gold Star Spotlight
  View and share the Honoring Gold Star Families article and the Recognizing Military Service eTutorial video to learn and inform others about the Gold Star Lapel Button and its meaning.  
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