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Burial allowances
A Veterans Administration Burial Allowance is a flat- rate monetary benefit for eligible Veterans. The amount of allowance is dependent upon such factors as:
• Whether the Veteran’s death was service-related
• Non-service-related death
• When the death occurred
To find out if you are eligible for Burial Benefit, you will need to complete VA Form 21P-530 Application for Burial Benefit.
The VA can provide headstones, markers, and medallions to any unmarked grave of an eligible Veteran in any cemetery, anywhere in the world, regardless of the date of the death.
If a National Cemetery, state Veterans’ Cemetery, or Military Post/Base Cemetery is chosen, then a headstone or marker will be organized by the cemetery officials, based on inscription information provided by the Veteran’s next of kin or authorized representative.
Burial flag
A United States flag is provided by the VA, at no cost, to be draped on the casket or urn of the deceased Veteran. It is used as a mark of respect to honor the service that the Veteran gave to the country.
After the service, the burial flag is generally presented to the next of kin. An application using from VA Form 27-2008 is required.
Presidential memorial certificate
Signed by the current President, the Presidential Memorial Certificate is an engraved paper certificate to honor the memory of deceased Veterans who are eligible for burial in a National Cemetery.
Applications can be made using VA Form 40-0247.
Here at Powell Funeral Homes, we would be honored to help you commemorate your Veteran by providing him or her with a Veterans Service.
We will be on hand to guide you through any applications that need to be made to ensure they receive the honor they deserve.
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