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Ray Andrew Page
B: 1979-06-29
D: 2020-11-24
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Page, Ray Andrew
Paul Liggett Scott
B: 1938-05-20
D: 2020-11-23
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Scott, Paul Liggett
Ora Charlene Coomer
B: 1938-05-18
D: 2020-11-23
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Coomer, Ora Charlene
Dr. Howard Leman
B: 1938-10-16
D: 2020-11-23
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Leman, Dr. Howard
Dorothy Bagsby Campbell
B: 1926-05-25
D: 2020-11-22
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Campbell, Dorothy Bagsby
Clara Rose Batey
B: 1946-06-08
D: 2020-11-22
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Batey, Clara Rose
Jillian Frances "Gigi" Pasley
B: 1997-12-01
D: 2020-11-22
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Pasley, Jillian Frances "Gigi"
Joseph Frank Mirasole
B: 1928-05-04
D: 2020-11-22
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Mirasole, Joseph Frank
Gordon Brent Linkenhoker
B: 1936-07-20
D: 2020-11-21
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Linkenhoker, Gordon Brent
David Leslie Self
B: 1942-04-15
D: 2020-11-21
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Self, David Leslie
Jeffrey Michael Morrison
B: 1990-10-30
D: 2020-11-18
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Morrison, Jeffrey Michael
James Fleming "Jim" "Feeny" Mabry, Jr
B: 1961-01-28
D: 2020-11-18
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Mabry, Jr, James Fleming "Jim" "Feeny"
Pamela Ann Waters
B: 1945-08-28
D: 2020-11-18
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Waters, Pamela Ann
Joe Edward McMillen
B: 1942-10-12
D: 2020-11-17
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McMillen, Joe Edward
John Francis Lee, Jr.
B: 1929-11-27
D: 2020-11-16
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Lee, Jr., John Francis
William Riley "Bill" White
B: 1937-01-20
D: 2020-11-16
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White, William Riley "Bill"
Larry L. Westbrook
B: 1932-08-24
D: 2020-11-15
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Westbrook, Larry L.
R.C. "Clifford" Smith
B: 1929-10-26
D: 2020-11-15
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Smith, R.C. "Clifford"
Clark Edwin Lawrence
B: 1951-10-17
D: 2020-11-15
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Lawrence, Clark Edwin
Marie Bentley Bennett
B: 1932-05-30
D: 2020-11-14
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Bentley Bennett, Marie
Paul E. Smith
B: 1931-07-30
D: 2020-11-14
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Smith, Paul E.

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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