Support & Resources for Family Members
Once a service member is mobilized, the family they leave at home may need specialized assistance, support and resources. Military family support is crucial for tackling the unique issues the loved ones of service members may have to manage.
To maximize these benefits, family members need to be aware of the full range of services available to them. To aid in accomplishing this, Vets National Advocates has compiled this list of helpful resources for military families.
For eligible spouses, children and parents of servicemembers who have died or who have been completely disabled, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides extensive benefits and services.
The VA operates a national gravesite locator database for family members of deceased veterans to find their loved one’s final resting place. Requests for burial records may take up to four weeks to process.
Honorably discharged deceased veterans may be honored through the Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) program, which awards the veteran’s surviving family members with an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current president.
The purpose of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) is to operate and maintain cemeteries, museums, monuments and memorials which commemorate the sacrifices and achievements of U.S. Armed Service Members who participated in overseas conflicts.
Department of Health & Human Resources
The Department of Health & Human Services administers a number of programs specifically for military family support. Resources for jobs, health, substance abuse and mental health, and children or family members are available.
In particular, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Child Support Enforcement for the Military and Veterans links address topics specific to raising children in a military environment.
Military Family Resources and Help with Disability Claims
When you need help, Vets National Advocates is here. We know that suffering from a disability and being denied compensation can be one of the most frustrating struggles service members and their families can experience.
If you have been denied compensation or have received less than what you need, contact us today for aggressive and compassionate representation. Vets National Advocates has the knowledge you need, and because we work on a contingent fee basis, you pay us nothing unless your claim is denied and we successfully assist you in the appeals process.