All Veterans who are Honorably Discharged are eligible for a variety of benefits to honor their service. We are pleased to help you with the various applications. The Veteran's Discharge Certificate and DD-214 are needed to complete these applications.
Government benefits for military veterans may include a cemetery plot and burial allowances. Veterans are also entitled to a custom grave marker, burial flag and military honors during the funeral service. The Honor Guard will play taps and fold and present the flag to the Veterans next of kin. Veterans of war-time service residing in Wayne or Pike County may also be eligible for a monetary contribution toward funeral expenses and the installation of the VA grave marker. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Occasionally, survivors are eligible to continue to receive a veteran’s pension. An Honor Guard representing the Veterans branch of service is also available.
Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery may include a Government headstone, marker or medallion, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. There are not any VA benefits available to spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery.
For Burial in a National Cemetery
Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of our 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.
Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran's headstone, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.