Many veterans receive a percent of disability upon their retirement. Depending on that percentage, the veteran would qualify for burial benefits. Normally, for a veteran who has 100% service connected disability, the benefit would be up to $2,000. For any veteran with less than 100% disability and receiving a disability pension, the benefits would be for the burial plot allowance and Burial Benefit.
If the veteran dies in a VA facility or a facility under contract by the VA, the VA will pay additional transportation charges to bring the veteran to his/her home town.
The VA will provide a U.S. flag for each qualified veteran.
If the body or cremains of a veteran are buried in a cemetery, a marker will be provided at no cost to the family. The funeral director can assist the veteran's family with the style, type and information for the marker at the time of death.
COUNTY VETERAN BENEFITS:
Death benefits for veterans vary from county to county. Currently Gallatin County provides a $500 death benefit for the family of a qualified veteran. Dahl Funeral Home can assist in applying to other counties for death benefits as well.
For additional or detailed information about federal VA benefits, please visit www.va.gov.