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Burial Allowance Benefits

What is a V Burial llowance

V burial allowance is a partial reimbursement of an eligible veteran's burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments:  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.

 

Who Is Eligible

You may be eligible for a V burial allowance if:

  •    you paid for a veteran's burial or funeral  ND
  •    you have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran's employer  ND
  •    the veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:

  •    the veteran died because of a service-related disability  OR
  •    the veteran was getting V pension or compensation at the time of death  OR
  •    the veteran was entitled to receive V pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay  OR
  •    the veteran died in a V hospital or while in a nursing home under V contract

 

How Much Does V Pay

Service-related death  --  V will pay up to $2,000 toward burial expenses for deaths prior to September 11, 2001.  V will pay up to $1,500 for deaths prior to September 11, 2001.  If the veteran is buried in a V national cemetery, some or all of the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

Nonservice-related death  --  For deaths on or after October 1, 2011, V will pay up to $700 toward burial and funeral expenses (if hospitalized by V at the time of death), or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (if not hospitalized by V at the time of death), and a $700 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery).  For deaths on or after December 1, 2001, but before October 1, 2011, V will pay up to $300 toward bural and funeral expenses and a $300 plot-interment allowance.  The plot-internment alloance is $150 for deaths prior to December 1, 2001.  If the death happened while the Vetean was in a V hospital or under V contracted nursing hom care, some or all of the costs for transporting the Veteran's remains may be reimbused.  n annual increase in burial and plot allowances, for deaths occurring after October 1, 2011, begins in fiscal year 2013 based on the Consumer Price Index for the preceding 12-month period.

 

How Can I pply

Contact your local County Veterans Service Office.

 

Related Benefits

Burial in V National Cemeteries                             Headstones and Markers

Presidential Memorial Certificates                           Burial Flags

 

To apply for or obtain more information about benefits, contact your local CVSO.

Updated: February 22, 2015 — 12:08 am
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