Burial Benefits


The link below provides an overview of the burial benefits provided by the VA
http://www.cem.va.gov/bbene_burial.asp

Scheduling of a burial at a Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery
www.cem.va.gov/cem/bbene/need.asp

Eligibility
www.cem.va.gov/cem/bbene/eligible.asp

Burial Allowances
www.vba.va.gov/VBA/benefits/factsheets/burials/Burial.pdf

Burial Flags
www.cem.va.gov/cem/bbene/blags.asp

Headstones, Markers, and Medallions
www.cem.va.gov/hm_hm.asp

Presidential Memorial Certificates
www.cem.va.gov/pmc.asp

Department of Defense Military Funeral Honors Program

The link below provides an overview of the burial benefits that the Department of Defense provides.
www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/intro.html

The law mandates the rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran if requested by the family. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. Taps will be played by a bugler, if available, or by electronic recording.
www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/eligpage.html

Finding a funeral director in your area
www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/hnrs/owa/director.show_select

Burial Benefits for Texas Veterans (For Texas State Cemeteries)

Eligibility and Cost*

Burial Options

Bruial Planning

* No Charge





 

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Dallas, TX 75207-2710
Phone: (972)692-4939       Fax: (214)819-2880
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We strongly advise applicants to consult with the County Veterans Service Office prior to submitting this application. We can assist the widow in completing the application and acquiring supporting documents. This may help to reduce delays in receiving benefits or preventing the denial of benefits.