A. VA Cash Benefits For Reimbursement of Burial Expenses - $300 is
available for an honorably discharged veteran, IF: they were in receipt
of VA non-service-connected disability pension benefits or
service-connected compensation benefits at the time of death or IF the
death occurred in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care
facility. Additional costs of transportation of the remains may be paid.
B. Active Duty or Service Connected Death - $2,000 is available IF
the veteran died during active duty; or is an honorably discharged veteran and
died as a result of a service-connected injury.
C. Burial Plot Allowance - $300 is available for an honorably
discharged veteran not interred in a cemetery that is under the jurisdiction of
the US government, IF: the veteran was receiving VA
non-service-connected disability pension or service-connected
compensation benefits at the time of death or IF the death occurred in a VA
hospital, or VA contracted health care facility.
D. US flag - An honorably discharged veteran is entitled to a US
flag provided by the Veterans Administration.
E. Headstone or Marker - In a National Cemetery, a veteran, spouse
of veteran, and dependent children receive a free headstone. For burial in a
private cemetery, a simple marker for veterans ONLY will be provided, if
allowed by the cemetery officials. Reserved space for future inscription of
spousal data may be allowed. The grave no longer has to be 'unmarked' unless
the death was prior to September 11, 2001.
F. Burial in a National Cemetery - Free space is available for a
veteran, spouse and dependent children (except Arlington). At the time of
death, we will notify the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
For specific questions concerning eligibility claims and benefits
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