veteran's survivors assistance

If your late spouse or parent was a veteran or service member, you may want to check out the Office of Survivors Assistance page on the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs website. The OSA is a department within a department that was set up in 2008 to specially deal with survivor’s issues and information.

We’ve talked about the updated VA site in a previous post and it continues to be easy to navigate.

The OSA pages offer lots of information about dependent’s benefits as well as burial information.

There’s an excellent “Quick Tips” page that offers an empathic and practical guide through the process of gathering necessary documentation and filing a claim for benefits.

Let us know what your experiences have been in dealing with the OSA.


reflections: quotes to get you through the days; part 10

1. No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car.
- August Strindberg

2. We do not remember days; we remember moments. 
- Cesare Pavese

3. Making the beginning is one third of the work. 
-Irish Proverb

4. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
-Walter Elliot

5. Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.