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Veteran's Services

Veteran's Services

We are proud to be the funeral home of choice for many of our local veterans and their families, and we are deeply honored when we are called upon to serve them. With just one call to us, all the details will be attended to, so that the veteran will receive all the benefits and services they so deserve. We are deeply dedicated to serve the veterans in our community. Each of us realizes the importance of military service – and the necessity to honor the personal commitment of veterans.

Relax...We Take Care of the Details

That’s right; we handle all the details, and all the paperwork. Our staff is trained to handle every detail of making burial and cremation arrangements for veterans. This includes:

  • Answering questions about military protocol
  • Assuring that legal requirements are met
  • Providing necessary equipment, facilities, and technical services
  • Obtaining all veterans’ benefits available, social security benefits and life insurance

We will obtain the flag to drape the casket, the grave marker, and arrange all military honors. We’ve included a brief overview of veterans’ benefits below, and ask that should you have questions or concerns, that you call us at (305) 271-1222.

Veterans Benefits

The Department of Veteran Affairs offers certain benefits and services to honor our Nation's deceased veterans. These include:


Headstones & Markers

We assist in helping you obtain a headstone and marker to mark the grave of an eligible veteran.


Burial Flag

We assist in applying for an American flag provided by the VA to eligible veterans to be draped on the casket and given to the closest relative.


Presidential Memorial Certificate

The VA provides a PMC for eligible recipients.


Reimbursement of Burial Expenses

The VA generally pays a burial allowance of $2,000 for veterans who die of service-related causes. For other veterans the VA pays $300 for burial & funeral expenses and $300 for a plot in a non-VA cemetery.


Burial in VA National Cemetery

We help apply for and obtain a cemetery plot in a National VA Cemetery. This plot is free of charge for eligible veterans and their spouses.

Note: While there is no time limit for claiming reimbursement of burial expenses for a service-related death, but in other cases, claims must be filed within 2 years of the veteran's burial.

What are VA Burial Allowances?  Click Here to Download

Dependents’ and Survivors' Benefits

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is payable to certain survivors of:

Service members who died on active duty

Veterans who died from service-related disabilities

Certain veterans who were being paid 100% VA disability compensation at time of death

Death Pension is payable to some surviving spouses and children of deceased wartime veterans. The benefit is based on financial need.

For more information related to your specific situation, you can contact your local Veterans Affair Office or visit the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery System Web Site.

South Florida VA Cemetery

South Florida VA Cemetery

We take great satisfaction in serving the many families of this great country’s honored veterans, those men and women of vigilance and bravery. If you or a loved one is a veteran, know that we will carefully coordinate your funeral or memorial service with the appropriate branch of the military, and work tirelessly to determine your eligibility and help you obtain all your veteran benefits.

At Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels, we are proud of our veterans. In appreciation for those who have served our country, our funeral home offers a special service for veterans.

For further information on our dedicated service to veterans and their families, please call us at (305) 271-1222.

The V.A. Cemetery in South Florida 

The new 313-acre South Florida National Cemetery will serve veterans’ needs for the next 50 years. The cemetery is located in Palm Beach County in Lake Worth on State Road 7/U.S. 441 just south of Lantana Road and north of Boynton Beach Boulevard.

Burial arrangements will be made after death, as with all national cemeteries. VA does not reserve grave space. Veterans or spouses wishing to be buried in national cemeteries should have the veteran’s military separation papers available to establish eligibility, which requires an other-than-dishonorable discharge. Dependent children may also be buried.

Click here to go the South Florida’s VA National Cemetery Website

Click here to download the South Florida National Cemetery Booklet

Click here for Eligibility Requirements