Army Emergency Relief Survivor Assistance - AER is available to help surviving spouses get through the initial period of adjustment following the death of a Soldier or Retired Soldier while waiting for benefits such as the Survivor Benefit Plan, Death & Indemnity Compensation (DIC), and social security to start.
Disability Resources is a central gateway to the federal government's disability-related information and resources. This easy-to-use Web portal is a directory of government Web links relevant to people with disabilities, their Families, employers, service providers and other community members.
Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) - Retired pay stops with the death of the retiree. SBP was established by PL 92-425, 21 September 1972, to provide the continuation of a portion of retired pay to beneficiaries designated by Retired Soldiers.
US Army Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) - The official Army program designed to provide long-term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers. Conceived of and developed by Survivors, this program is continually refined based on Survivor feedback and involvement by senior Army leaders.
VA Benefit Information - Compensation & Pension Service administers a variety of benefits and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors, including, but not limited to: service-connected compensation, DIC, non-service connected pension, burial & accrued benefits, guardianship and public contact services.