Military life is a journey and, at times, challenging. We are here to support you with resources to help you understand the complexities of a military family’s financial needs.
Financial education is a life-long process for children and adults. As parents, we can help prepare our kids to make smart money decisions at every age. MilKids guides parents through ways to communicate with their children and assist in creating goals for a solid financial foundation.
If you’re a surviving Family member, Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) offers you access to support, information, and services closest to where you live, when you need it and for as long as you need it.
Survivor Outreach Services is part of the Army Casualty Continuum of Care. It’s designed to provide long-term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers. Our goal is to reassure Survivors that they remain valued members of the Army Family. Survivor Outreach Services is a “one” Army program. Regardless of your loved one’s Army component, duty status, location, or manner of death, SOS Coordinators and Financial Counselors are here to provide dedicated outreach and support. Army National Guard, US Army Reserve and Active Component Families are served by SOS offices located across the country. We know that there are no words or actions that can ever fully solace you in your loss, for there is no greater calling than to serve ones’ nation with honor and dignity.
Navigating the Road to Secure Your Family’s Future was created by the Army Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) program to help educate and provide Army Families with tools to plan for the future. Talking about the possibility of facing the loss of a family member is one of the most difficult conversations a family can have, but estate planning can help to relieve families of some of the burden if a tragedy occurs. This interactive guide is an opportunity to learn a little more about the various estate planning documents in the military, the benefits and entitlements that a family may receive and how all the pieces fit together. While we hope that our Families never face the loss of their Soldier, it is our goal to help ease a little of the worry about finances and insurance if a loss does occur.
Who can use Navigating the Road to Secure Your Family’s Future? No matter where you are in along a military journey, this guide can help to explain some of the resources that are available.