(a)Establishment.—The Secretary shall establish in the Department an Office of Survivors Assistance (in this section referred to as the “Office”) to serve as a resource regarding all benefits and services furnished by the Department—
to survivors and dependents of deceased veterans; and
to survivors and dependents of deceased members of the Armed Forces.
The Office shall serve as a primary advisor to the Secretary on all matters related to the policies, programs, legislative issues, and other initiatives affecting the survivors and dependents described in subsection (a).
(c)Guidance From Stakeholders.—
In establishing the Office, the Secretary shall seek guidance from interested stakeholders.
The Secretary shall ensure that appropriate personnel, funding, and other resources are provided to the Office to carry out its responsibilities.
(e)Inclusion of Information on Office in Annual Report on Activities.—