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Understanding US Veteran and Survivor End-of-Life Benefits

Understanding US Veteran & Survivor End-of-Life Benefits Military Funeral Honors ceremonies should be scheduled in advance. A veteran's spouse or family should provide documentation to verify military service. A veteran's spouse or family may request military service medals, awards and decorations in writing. A veteran's spouse or family may request headstones or markers for a burial space in a private cemetery. A veteran's spouse or family may request a US flag. VA benefits cover some funeral or cremation arrangements of honorably discharged veterans. A veteran's spouse or family may request a "Presidential Memorial Certificate." There are eligibility requirements for burial in a VA national cemetery. Eligible Deceased Veterans Receive: A US Flag and Military Honors: Headstones Presidential Military Funeral and Markers: Memorial Honors: Certificates: One flag is provided Flat markers are US law mandates The PMC is an per veteran. available in granite, no-cost MFH for engraved paper marble, and bronze eligible veterans certificate, signed The flag is if requested by Upright headstones by the current the family. presented to the President, to honor are available in next of kin or to granite and marble. an honorably Local funeral service a friend discharged providers can help upon request. deceased Veteran. Style must be veteran's families consistent with others request a MEH. at the burial site. Eligible recipients include the next US law mandates of kin and loved that a MFH burial ones of honorably for an eligible discharged deceased veteran must have veterans. Multiple at least two Armed certificates may Forces service be provided. members in attendance. Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-749-8387 or www.vba.va.gov for benefit eligibility and forms. O passare Simplifying End-of-Life Management Twitter @ Passarelnc http://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits/burial_flags.asp Facebook facebook.com/passareinc http://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-us/veterans/va-benefit-facts.page Tumblr passareinc.tumblr.com

Understanding US Veteran and Survivor End-of-Life Benefits

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A look at the benefits that a Veteran or a survivor may receive .

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