Sept. 2022: Financial Help, Benefit Reminders & More

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Updates on Defense Department support, resources and info available to survivors.
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Financial Help With Sen$e
Ease the burden of financial stress with the free mobile app Sen$e from the Defense Department. Survivors can download the app to get customized help with understanding benefits and more.
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TRICARE Survivor Benefits Reimbursement
As a surviving spouse, you can take steps to receive reimbursement from your TRICARE provider for any out-of-pocket costs in a timely, hassle-free manner.
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Make a Lasting Tribute
Create a sharable tribute for your service member with the Military In Lasting Tribute, an online memorial dedicated to honoring those who died on active duty. Visit and invite others to view the memorial.
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Survivor Resources Webinar
Join us for a free webinar, "Military OneSource Tools and Resources for Surviving Family Members," on Oct. 17, 2022, at 1 p.m. EDT. Watch to explore the range of support, tools and resources available to military families dealing with loss.
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New Podcast Episodes
The Military OneSource podcast series has new episodes offering guidance on estate management and advice on protecting one’s digital remains.

MilLife Learning: After a Suicide
Take this MilLife Learning online course for guidance and help with communication, coping and taking care of yourself in the aftermath of a suicide. Discover resources and support to survive the toughest of times.

New Korean War Wall of Remembrance
A new remembrance wall was recently dedicated at the Korean War Veterans Memorial. It memorializes the names of more than 36,000 Americans who died supporting the war and more than 7,100 Koreans who died while helping the U.S. Army.

Survivor Benefit Reminders
Starting in 2023, changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan may affect you and your family. Learn about changes to the Optional Annuity for Dependent Children and the reduction of SBP annuity payments.

PACT Act Extends Eligibility
The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics, or the PACT Act, has expanded health care eligibility for veterans with toxic exposures and veterans of the Vietnam and Gulf wars and post-9/11 eras. Learn about eligibility and how to file a claim

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept. 16
Gold Star Mother's and Family’s Day
Sept. 25
Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct. 10
Veterans Day
Nov. 11
Nov. 24

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Did You Know?
The Resources for Survivors of Service Members outlines the benefits and support that survivors can expect in the days and years to come.

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Survivor Spotlight
The Survivor Milestone Trifold offers Defense Department guidance and support for survivors of deceased service members.
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