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Veteran’s Service

There are many veteran’s benefits that are offered through the Department of Veteran’s affairs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have in this area.  While your loved ones are in our care, we will prepare all of the necessary paperwork and help guide you through the process of benefit redemption. We will help in anyway we can to ensure that your family receives the benefits that your loved one deserves.

Burial in a National Cemetery
Burial benefits include a gravesite in any of the 124 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, Government Headstone or marker, a burial flag and a presidential memorial certificate at no cost to the family. Some veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains. Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the veteran’s headstone, at no cost to the family.

Burial in a private Cemetery
Burial benefits available for veterans buried in a private cemetery include a Government Headstone or marker, a burial flag and a presidential memorial certificate at no cost to the family. Some veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Benefits are not available to spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery.

Veteran’s Benefits
In some cases, veterans may be eligible for veteran’s benefits or survivor benefits.

To be eligible for Veterans Benefits the following criteria must be met:

  • you paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral  AND
  • you have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
  • the veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:

  • the veteran died because of a service-related disability  or
  • the veteran was receiving VA pension or compensation at the time of death  or
  • the veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation, but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay  or
  • the veteran died in a VA hospital, in a nursing home under VA contract, or while in an approved state nursing home.

I just wanted to give a HUGE shout out to Stevenson Funeral Home, out here in Dickinson. Last October, they did a wonderful job with the cremation and presentation of our baby boy Forrest.
With the passing of our latest boy, Leo, we didn’t get the option to cremate him, either bury him out here or leave him in the lab until we decided where to bury him. So I contacted Stevenson Funeral Home, who so generously offered to cremate him for us so he could come home and be with his brother. AND they’re only charging us a small fee of $10 for the whole process including his urn.
I was very nervous going in, with all this abortion talk, I was scared I would get laughed at for wanting to cremate a “fetus”. But to us, he is our son, no matter how big or small.
My heart is full knowing Leo can come home finally… I left in a puddle of grateful tears.❤

If you ever end up in such a tragedy as the death of a loved one, I highly recommend Stevenson Funeral Home.. They’re some of the nicest, most generous people I’ve met out here.

Virginia Cook
Phone: 866-483-7900
Fax: 701-483-7901
2067 1st Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601