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 authorized one relocation move at government expense have three years after the death of your loved one. You may also request for an extension for an additional three years. For help, contact your Survivor Outreach Coordinator or the transportation office at the installation nearest to you.
Additional information is available at: Military One Source: The Final Move.
(Current as of 6 May 2020)
- Installation Management Command
- U. S. Army Reserves
- U.S. Army National Guard
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
- Military One Source
- Veterans Affairs