Long Term Assistance Program is a permanent resource for the next of kin, ensuring they receive sustained, quality assistance from the Marine Corps. It was established to provide outreach and assistance to Marine families in need of support with any residual issues generally associated with the receipt of death benefits and entitlements.
If you need to reach the Long Term Assistance Program please call 1-866-210-3421 ext 2. The Long Term Assistance Program is part of a Dover Port Mortuary Mass Casualty response team that deploys to Dover Port Mortuary to provide assistance to Casualty Assistance Calls Officers (CACOs) and surviving family members arriving there for Dignified Transfer.
Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representative addresses issues/concerns by spouses and dependents, and provides support, regarding such casualty assistance or receipt of such benefits. The Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representative reports to appropriate officers or officials in the Department of Defense or the military department concerned regarding resolution of such issues/concerns, including recommendations regarding the settlement of claims with respect to such benefits, as appropriate.
The attached booklet is general information survivors of retired Marines may need to include finance information, general resources, and forms. The booklet also contains a point of contact section in the case a survivor has questions with anything contained within the booklet.
The Office of Survivors Assistance
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