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.
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.