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Helen Gilbert
B: 1965-01-06
D: 2017-02-24
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Gilbert, Helen
Ed Cantrell DDS
B: 1952-08-07
D: 2017-02-21
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Cantrell DDS, Ed
David L. "Dave" Damer
B: 1941-10-16
D: 2017-02-21
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Damer, David L. "Dave"
Doris Ruth Forrest
B: 1927-01-16
D: 2017-02-21
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Forrest, Doris Ruth
John Francis Tormey
B: 1936-06-27
D: 2017-02-19
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Tormey, John Francis
Sallie Emma Gale Hooks
B: 1944-05-11
D: 2017-02-18
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Hooks, Sallie Emma Gale
Lila Beatrice Walker Payne
B: 1924-11-08
D: 2017-02-18
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Payne, Lila Beatrice Walker
James Michael Beasley
B: 1943-12-21
D: 2017-02-17
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Beasley, James Michael
Benjamin Andrew Koepke
B: 1980-12-27
D: 2017-02-16
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Koepke, Benjamin Andrew
Sharon Rochelle Stinson Boyd
B: 1953-09-09
D: 2017-02-16
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Boyd, Sharon Rochelle Stinson
Vincent Acquaviva
B: 1938-11-19
D: 2017-02-16
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Acquaviva, Vincent
Preston Dennis Gibson
B: 1944-03-31
D: 2017-02-15
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Gibson, Preston Dennis
Kathleen J. Cameron
B: 1921-07-14
D: 2017-02-14
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Cameron, Kathleen J.
Richard Allen Kapuga
B: 1948-10-31
D: 2017-02-14
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Kapuga, Richard Allen
George Roy "Big G" Crafton
B: 1949-09-05
D: 2017-02-14
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Crafton, George Roy "Big G"
Jennifer Ann Edmonds
B: 1985-04-06
D: 2017-02-13
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Edmonds, Jennifer Ann
Jean Ruby Schwandner
B: 1930-09-09
D: 2017-02-12
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Schwandner, Jean Ruby
Richard "Beaver" Helleis
B: 1946-12-09
D: 2017-02-11
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Helleis, Richard "Beaver"
Michael Freeborn
B: 1963-01-01
D: 2017-02-11
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Freeborn, Michael
Walter F. Aiken Sr.
B: 1930-12-29
D: 2017-02-10
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Aiken Sr., Walter F.
Walter Dale Bub
B: 1939-08-13
D: 2017-02-09
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Bub, Walter Dale

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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