Dependents and Family Support

MISC INFORMATION

MEDICAL

NETWORKING

CHILDCARE

FINANCIAL

EDUCATION BENEFITS

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HOMELESSNESS Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) fight to help end homelessness among Veterans and their families. Click on the link to help you or someone you know find assistance. Also, please contact us if you are in need of help in finding more information (click here)


BONUS
Apply for a bonus as a surviving spouse/family member of a WWII/Korean War or Vietnam Veteran

WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans (or surviving family members of) can still get a bonus? ITS NOT TOO LATE! The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides a bonus to veterans who were domiciled in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry in the armed forces. In case of the death of a veteran, the spouse and children, mother or father, brother or sister or other dependents of the deceased veteran (in that order) are eligible for a bonus. How to apply: Applications are available on mass.gov


Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

SURVIVORS OF SERVICE CONNECTED DISABLED VETERAN

(DIC) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military read more...


TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS (TAPS)

Call 24hrs a day/7days a week: 800-959-TAPS (8277)

caring for the fallen

You love someone who served our country. Then tragedy hit. And now your loved one is gone. You are a survivor, a person trying to figure out what is next. We are here for you. You are not alone.


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USO New England  
Mission: USO of New England is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress — and enduring style of USO delivery — is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. USO New England is a chartered affiliate of USO and has helped provide service members and their families with more than 5.6 million annual visits to USO centers around the world.


FINANCIAL SUPPORT
 
Financial Support: Find out about Massachusetts General Law CH 115 Financial Benefit Contact us

VA LOANS Certificate of Eligiblity for VA Home Loans for UNREMARRIED Spouses or Widows

CH115 or Other Financial Benefits

Family Benefits
State and federal veterans' benefits are available to the dependents (spouse, children, parents) of eligible veterans

State Benefits for Dependents of a Veteran

State veterans' benefits are available to the dependents (spouses, children, parents) of eligible veterans.

Pension Program

The Pension Program provides elderly veterans or eligible spouses with assistance in applying for VA Non-Service Connected Pensions and/or Chapter 115 benefits.

Federal Benefits for Dependents of a Veteran

Federal veterans' benefits are available to the dependents (spouses, children, parents) of eligible veterans.

Other Resources for Veterans' Dependents Veterans' service organizations, the military, and the USO offer assistance to family members of veterans.

Red Cross services for military members and families
The Red Cross offers services worldwide for military members and their families.

Financial Benefits- you may qualify for many benefits like Chapter 115 Financial and Medical Assistance. Click to review Veterans Benefits


MEDICAL

CHAMP VA 

TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) under the policy guidance and direction of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (ASD[HA]). The DHA manages the TRICARE budget, executes TRICARE policies and oversees the entire TRICARE health program.

US Family Health Plan is a TRICARE Prime option offering an excellent program of health care coverage built on a sound mission and unsurpassed commitment to our members. This commitment is displayed every day through high-quality service and strong physician-patient relationships. The result: exceptional member satisfaction.

US Family Health Plan is the only program that offers all the benefits provided by TRICARE Prime, plus more. Enrollment is available to active duty family members and military retirees and their eligible family members that are 64 years of age and under.

Mass health To improve the health outcomes of our diverse members, their families and their communities, by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably promote health, well-being, independence, and quality of life.


CHILD-FAMILY CARE/SUPPORT

NACCRRA Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.

Sittercity military Babysitters and Nannies, Certified CDH/FCC care providers, Authorized access caregivers, Senior care, Pet care, Housekeepers, Tutors

Tutor.com military Funded by the DoD MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Army General Library Program, and Navy General Library Program. Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

Operation Military Kids is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment. Regardless of whether Families are experiencing deployment for the first time, the second time or another in a series of multiple deployments, OMK’s goal is to connect military children and youth with local resources in order to achieve a sense of community support and enhance their well-being.

One Source
The following services are available around the clock with trained individuals to assist with your family-related issues and concerns. All of the One Source websites are password-protected, so please contact the toll-free number to obtain a user ID and password.

  • Army One Source
    800-464-8107

  • Air Force One Source
    800-707-5784

  • Marine Corps One Source
    800-869-0278

  • Navy One Source
    800-540-4123

  • Coast Guard Reserve
    800-872-4957


EDUCATION

Spouses of fallen Soldiers may be eligible for Fry Scholarship-click here

Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents
The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children.

Official DoD Website for Information on Transferability (Non VA link)

Factsheet on Transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits Transferability_Factsheet.pdf

Active Duty Military Spouse Tuition Assistance
Military spouses may qualify for Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funds, allowing them to spend up to $4,000 for career training.

DEA- Survivor and Dependent Assistance
Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. Effective October 1, 2013 some DEA beneficiaries may be eligible for 81 months of GI Bill benefits if they are eligible for more than one education benefit.

For more information click here.

These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Current payment rates.

For information on the Marine GYSGT John David Fry Scholarship click here

Eligibility: You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:

  • A veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
  • A veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
  • A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. This change is effective December 23, 2006.

NETWORKING

Falmouth Military Family Support Group

  Gus Canty Recreation Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth, MA
  Second (2nd) and Fourth (4th) Mondays at 7:00 PM except   
  holidays
  Contact: Carole Kenney 508-563-7827
  email
  www.FMSGrp.org

MA National Guard Family Program Family Flyer Newsletter
NOT JUST FOR THE FAMILIES OF GUARD SOLDIERS! 
Family Flyer (Current issue on main page under "Highlights" click here Supporting Families of Cape Cod and Southeastern NE Workshops, Career and Job Opportunities, Family Readiness 
 
The Spouse Channel on Military.com Get the latest and most helpful information geared toward military spouses. Networking, Education, Finance and more

Find Military Friendly Jobs

F.I.G.H.T. Program FIGHT Program.pdf  The Family Center offers service support groups in an informal, relaxed, confidential atmosphere to explore, confront, and fight for the family you love and the life you deserve. Come join other military members, military spouses, and children of military veterans in order to discover the fight worth fighting in your life.

Widows Group - gathers every Tuesday at the Council on Aging (COA) in Marshfield
130pm -230pm All welcome

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
2128 Leroy Place NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-265-0991
Fax: 202-265-6963
www.goldstarmoms.com

Family Support Network of the American Legion
Family members of active-duty servicemen and women can call a toll-free hotline or submit a request online for assistance from the American Legion. An American Legion post in the vicinity of your family will be called and asked to help. Members will contact your family to determine if and how assistance can be provided. Eligibility: Immediate family of a deployed service member from the United States uniformed services. The service member need not be an American Legion member.
Contact  800-504-4098
www.legion.org
www.masslegion.org

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236
888-751-6350
www.goldstarwives.org

Military HOMEFRONT  is the central, up-to-date source for service members and families to obtain information about all Quality of Life programs and services.
Contact www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil

Navy Lifelines  has a large range of resources for military and family members. It is the Official Quality of Life Delivery Network of the Department of the Navy, serving Sailors, Marines and their families. Much of the information can be applied to all service members, regardless of their branch of service. Click here

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