The Veterans Association pays a burial allowance for veterans who have died in service. The VA also covers the cost of transporting the deceased’s remains to the national cemetery located closest to their home. There are separate allowances paid for veterans buried in a cemetery that is outside of the United States government jurisdiction.
For all veterans buried in available gravesites in one of the national cemeteries, burial benefits include a government headstone marker, a burial flag and a presidential certificate. The gravesites receive perpetual care and these benefits include the opening and closing of the grave.
We can help you understand the many details of Veterans’ Benefits. If your loved one served our country, please call Wedekindt Funeral Home.