The following benefits are available to an honorably discharged U.S. Veteran: A burial allowance of up to $300 will be paid to the funeral home if the veteran was receiving V.A. compensation, pension or was properly hospitalized by the Veteran's Administration.
A cemetery space in a federally operated cemetery.
You will need to locate your DD Form 214, it is required to access Veterans' burial benefits. If you can locate your form, contact Veteran Affairs or your local Veteran Service Officer to request a replacement form.
A $150 burial plot allowance is payable if the deceased veteran was discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, in receipt of compensation or pension at the time of death, was properly hospitalized by the V.A. or was buried in a state cemetery if the plot has not been paid for. If the plot has been paid for, the allowance will be paid to the funeral home.
A flag for the funeral services. Only one flag will be presented to the next of kin.
A government grave marker where there is no family marker.
Transportation costs, if the veteran died in a V.A. facility.
A burial allowance of up to $1500.00 when death was due to a service connected disability.
Under some circumstances there are survivors' benefits for spouses and minor children.
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