If you’re the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died while serving their country, you may qualify for bereavement counseling through VA. Bereavement counseling (also sometimes called “grief counseling”) provides assistance and support for people going through emotional and psychological stress after the death of a loved one.
Am I eligible for bereavement (or grief) counseling?
You may be eligible for bereavement counseling if you’re the surviving spouse, child, or parent of:
- A service member who died while serving their country
- A Reservist who died while on active duty
- A National Guard soldier who died while on active duty
What kinds of benefits can I get with bereavement counseling?
Bereavement counseling provides a range of free transition services, like:
We provide these services at our community-based Vet centers, or in your home or another location where you feel most comfortable.