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Casualty Assistance: An Overview

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The Department of Defense's Casualty Assistance Program makes sure that military families have support in their time of need, including understanding all benefits and other forms of assistance. Although the term "casualty" is usually associated with death, casualty support to eligible family members also means support after injury and illness, and when a service member is missing, duty status — whereabouts unknown, or excused absence — whereabouts unknown.

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