Surviving Spouse Corner: Resources for
From MOAA Newsletter
As a surviving
spouse and a member of MOAA, you have access to a host of people who are there
to guide you through any difficulties or questions you might have. MOAA exists
to protect military benefits and to offer you resources which cannot be found
membership is 350,000 strong, of which 16% are surviving spouses. Experts in
the Washington, D.C., area advocate for legislation benefiting our community;
they are equally vigilant when fighting legislation that would harm our
encouraged to visit MOAA.org, where you can
sign up to receive The MOAA
Newsletter and choose areas of most interest to you, such health care
and earned benefits, finance, and spouse and family.
homepage when you see the prompt “I AM A,” scroll down and click on
"Surviving Spouse," which will lead you to the Surviving
Spouse Page. This site provides information relevant to our community.
MOAA has a
Surviving Spouse Advisory Council (SSAC) consisting of eight surviving spouses
advocating for issues and concerns of interest to our community. Email SSACouncil@moaa.org with any questions or
concerns you may have.
Surviving Spouse Virtual Chapter meets once a month and is open to all MOAA
surviving spouses and surviving spouse liaisons. Speakers cover important
information regarding issues and concerns one month and the next is an open
forum meeting taking questions and hearing concerns of attendees. Learn
more about the chapter, including how to join.
Spouses and Friends Facebook group provides information, answers questions,
and offers an opportunity to interact with others traveling the same
course. Although not sponsored by MOAA, another Facebook group, DIC Surviving Spouses
& Friends, is open to all surviving spouses who receive or who have
questions regarding Dependency and Indemnity Compensation.