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Veteran's Benefits

Veteran's Funeral


This is a quick overview of
Veteran's Death and Burial Benefits.
For full details and information on Veteran's death benefits please visit the


Cash Benefits for Veterans

Benefits for veterans who die at a Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital

  • Gets $300 burial or cremation allowance.
  • Gets $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  • Gets transportation from VA hospital (our charges reimbursed).
  • Gets transportation to place of interment or services (our charges reimbursed).

Benefits for veterans who die outside a VA Hospital

Scenario #1
You are receiving a VA service connected disability pension.

  • VA service connected disability pension. Gets $300 burial/cremation allowance.
  • Gets $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  • If your disability is service connected, transportation will be paid only if buried in a National Cemetery.

Scenario #2
VA assistance or support pension.

  • VA support pension. Gets $300 burial/cremation allowance.
  • Gets $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  • No transport money is allowed

Scenario #3
100% service connected veteran.

  • Must have died from service connection. If so, up to $2,000 is reimbursed to family for funeral/cremation costs.

Benefits for all veterans and spouses

  • All Vets and their spouses with honorable discharge and with one day of active duty are entitled to free cemetery property, headstone, Opening & closing and perpetual care at any National Cemetery.

  • Honorably discharged veteran serving any length of time before September 7, 1980.

Veterans entering service after this time must serve 24 months of continuous active duty or for the full time for which the person was called to active duty.

The forms necessary for doing business with Veteran's Administration can be found at the following link:





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