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Jesse E. "Billy" Johnson
B: 1944-00-00
D: 2017-03-22
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Johnson, Jesse E. "Billy"
Ronda Elise Wilkinson Skinner
B: 1947-02-21
D: 2017-03-21
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Skinner, Ronda Elise Wilkinson
Wilma Jean McDaniel
B: 1927-00-00
D: 2017-03-21
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McDaniel, Wilma Jean
Mignon Smith Martin
B: 1920-10-20
D: 2017-03-21
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Martin, Mignon Smith
Deborah Diane Wood
B: 1964-08-30
D: 2017-03-20
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Wood, Deborah Diane
Patricia Zeber
B: 1935-10-24
D: 2017-03-20
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Zeber, Patricia
LeeAnn Marie Alfieri
B: 1957-10-06
D: 2017-03-20
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Alfieri, LeeAnn Marie
Pamela Ann Masters Stevenson
B: 1951-01-17
D: 2017-03-19
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Stevenson, Pamela Ann Masters
Mary Frances French Woodside Hilliard
B: 1929-12-15
D: 2017-03-18
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Hilliard, Mary Frances French Woodside
Kathey Gwynne Butler
B: 1950-08-11
D: 2017-03-17
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Butler, Kathey Gwynne
Martin Winburn Hoover, Jr.
B: 1936-01-14
D: 2017-03-17
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Hoover, Jr., Martin Winburn
Wesley "Wes" Stephen Alexander
B: 1966-09-28
D: 2017-03-15
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Alexander, Wesley "Wes" Stephen
Ira B. Goldberg
B: 1940-11-08
D: 2017-03-14
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Goldberg, Ira B.
Austin Davis Locke
B: 1933-05-24
D: 2017-03-14
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Locke, Austin Davis
Eva Vaughan
B: 1968-01-16
D: 2017-03-13
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Vaughan, Eva
James "Jim" H., Sr. West
B: 1924-10-11
D: 2017-03-13
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West, James "Jim" H., Sr.
David Allen Williamson
B: 1949-06-16
D: 2017-03-12
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Williamson, David Allen
Martha Carolyn Crutcher
B: 1937-09-02
D: 2017-03-11
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Crutcher, Martha Carolyn
Allen H. Walker
B: 1942-03-07
D: 2017-03-10
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Walker, Allen H.
Robert Lynn "Bob" Phillips
B: 1945-02-15
D: 2017-03-10
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Phillips, Robert Lynn "Bob"
William Harold Martin, Sr.
B: 1936-06-27
D: 2017-03-09
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Martin, Sr., William Harold

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of 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.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    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 service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov