Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA Benefits is based upon discharge from active military services under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started.
Benefits for veterans who die at a Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital
Benefits for veterans who die outside a VA Hospital
Benefits for those receiving a VA service connected disability pension:
You are receiving a VA service connected disability pension.
Benefits for those receiving VA assistance or support pension:
VA assistance or support pension.
Benefits for 100% service connected veterans:
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.
Honorably Discharged Veterans with less than 20 years
Military honors are available to all veterans regardless of rank or location of burial. If you are retired military with 20 years or more of service, we will call and request an active duty honor guard from your branch of service. The ceremony will consist of a Chaplain request, flag folding and presentation to next of kin, rifle salute and the playing of TAPS. The military does not accept payment or gratuities for these services under any circumstance.
Military Honors Requests
Typically these are retired veterans with incredible service histories. The ceremony will consist of a Chaplain request, flag folding, presentation and the playing of TAPS. Rifle Salute can be requested from veteran groups. Payment is not required but these groups accept donations.
If you have the DD214 but have lost or misplaced medals such as a purple heart, a bronze star or a theatre ribbon, we can order it for you. Costs vary depending on each individual medal.