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Veterans Death Benefits

We are proud of the men and women who have so selflessly served our country and have prepared special ways to pay tribute to them upon their death.We work with the families of our nation’s veterans to navigate the often confusing bureaucracy that convolutes many of the processes including obtaining money, services, and recognition benefits provided by the government. The lengthy, often ambiguous forms can be difficult to complete, and research shows that most veterans do not receive all the benefits to which they are entitled – often because they are simply so difficult to obtain.

We can help and usually all we need to start the process in a copy of the veteran’s discharge paperwork, their DD Form 214, or “Report of Separation from the Armed Forces of the United States.” If you are not able to get this record, we can guide you in other routes you may use to obtain documentation that shows proof of military service. Our counselors are experienced in handling all the details necessary for veteran’s crematory arrangements. This includes applying for monetary benefits from the Veterans Administration, scheduling and arranging military honors, coordinating with federal and state VA cemeteries, obtaining a flag for the service, and ordering the cemetery marker for the veteran.

Our Veterans Package is available only to veterans; family members may wish to consider the Cemetery package, which includes a similar level of service, for themselves.

Veteran’s Benefits Overview

There are two types of veterans benefits available, depending on the circumstances surrounding the place of death and benefits they receive or are entitled to receive.

Benefits for veterans who die at a VA hospital or other VA facility:

  • A set burial or cremation allowance.
  • A set plot allowance if the burial plot is not located in a state or national cemetery.
  • Transportation to a funeral home if the death occurred at or en route to/from VA hospital or VA nursing home (our charges reimbursed).
  • Transportation to the place of interment or services (our charges reimbursed).

Questions?

We will notify the Veterans Administration at the time of death, however if you have specific questions concerning eligibility claims and benefits you may visit the VA website or contact:

Veterans Administration Regional Office
275 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 666-7785

Benefits for veterans who die outside a VA Facility:

VA service connected disability pension

  • A set burial or cremation allowance.
  • A set plot allowance if the burial plot is not located in a state or national cemetery.
  • If the veteran is service connected, transportation will be paid only if he or she is buried in a National Cemetery.

VA support pension

  • A set burial/cremation allowance.
  • A set plot allowance if the burial plot is not located in a state or national cemetery.
  • No transport money is allowed, ever.

100% service connected Veteran

  • The veteran must have died from service connected illness or injury. If so, a portion of the funeral or cremation costs will be reimbursed to the family. The amount of reimbursement varies and is set by the Veterans Administration.

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