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Cash Benefits for Veterans

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

  1. Gets $700 burial or cremation allowance.
  2. Gets $700 plot allowance if they don't use a National Cemetery.
  3. Gets transportation from VA hospital (our charges reimbursed).
  4. 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.

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

Scenario #2
VA assistance or support pension.

  1. VA support pension. Gets $700 burial/cremation allowance.
  2. Gets $700 plot allowance if they don't use a National Cemetery.
  3. No transport money is allowed, ever.

Scenario #3
100% service connected veteran.

  1. 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 9/7/80.
  • 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.