The Department of Defense makes special housing benefit provisions for Spouses and Children of Service members who die while serving on active duty. Eligible Family members residing on base may continue to reside in base quarters for up to 365 days after the Service member's death. Eligible Family members not living in government housing receive a housing allowance for up to 365 days after the Service member's death. For more detailed information please go to My Army Benefits or contact your Survivor Outreach Coordinator.
Surviving spouses are faced with the difficult decision of when and where to move. That decision can be impacted by many different factors including if you are residing in military or private housing, if you would like to relocate immediately for family support, would like to continue schooling or employment or many other considerations.
Spouses may be authorized one relocation move at government expense. Eligible spouses must initiate the move by turning in your household goods to the transportation office within one year after your loved ones death. If a spouse is not ready to utilize the Home of Selection entitlement at one year, an extension may be requested from the transportation office. Extensions may be granted for up to six years, however the requests must be made on an annual basis. For help, contact your Survivor Outreach Coordinator or the transportation office at the installation nearest to you. To locate a transportation office you can click on MILITARY INSTALLATIONS and search for Household Goods.
Additional information is available at: Military One Source: The Final Move.
(Current as of 06 October 2022)
- Installation Management Command
- U. S. Army Reserves
- U.S. Army National Guard
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
- Military One Source
- Veterans Affairs