Honor a Loved One, Survivor Benefits Updates and More | May 2022

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Military in Lasting Tribute
Remembering Your Loved Ones
With the Military In Lasting Tribute online memorial, you can create a shareable tribute for a service member who died while serving on active duty. As Memorial Day approaches, visit and invite others to view the memorial and remember our military heroes who died serving our nation.
Honor a Loved One


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Survivor Reduction to Disappear in 2023
Survivors who receive Survivor Benefit Plan annuity payments and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation will see a boost in their SBP annuity starting in February 2023. This comes after Congress enacted changes to restore their full payment. DIC payments will not be affected.
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Changes: Optional Annuity for Dependent Children
Surviving spouses who elected to have their Survivor Benefit Plan annuity paid to their eligible dependent children will have the annuity revert to them as of Jan. 1, 2023 (if they submit documentation and are eligible).
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Chill Drills: A Daily Resource for Healing
Would a few minutes of daily audio mindfulness exercises help relax your body and mind? Chill Drills are specifically for our military and survivor community. Download the Chill Drills mobile app for free and start releasing some stress today.

Inquiring About a Loved One's Death
For general information about investigations involving the death of a loved one following an accident or incident, watch this 10-minute eTutorial. Information is provided to the primary next of kin upon request.

What's the Casualty Assistance Program?
The Defense Department strives to ensure that military families receive support in their time of need. View this video to learn about the Casualty Assistance Program and services for eligible beneficiaries.

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  Guardians may receive a copy of the Survivor Benefits Report for the surviving military child in their care through traditional mail.

To request a hard copy, call 877-827-2471 or email Family Assistance Support.

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Survivor Spotlight
  The Survivor Milestone PDF outlines the benefits and support that survivors can expect in the days and years to come.  
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