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.
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.
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.
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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.