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Joshua Robert Patrick
B: 1979-02-07
D: 2019-01-13
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Patrick, Joshua Robert
Ronald Dean Alexander
B: 1948-05-01
D: 2019-01-13
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Alexander, Ronald Dean
Jeannine Canaan Rose
B: 1957-09-27
D: 2019-01-13
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Rose, Jeannine Canaan
James Winfred Coleman
B: 1933-07-14
D: 2019-01-13
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Coleman, James Winfred
Taylor Lamar Cook
B: 1939-00-00
D: 2019-01-12
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Cook, Taylor Lamar
Robert Lucien "Bob" Smith Jr.
B: 1933-00-00
D: 2019-01-12
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Smith Jr., Robert Lucien "Bob"
Linda Ann Fritz
B: 1946-00-00
D: 2019-01-12
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Fritz, Linda Ann
James Junior Scott
B: 1932-05-01
D: 2019-01-11
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Scott, James Junior
Kimberly Ann Bennett
B: 1970-12-08
D: 2019-01-11
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Bennett, Kimberly Ann
Michael Andrew Rice
B: 1951-07-30
D: 2019-01-11
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Rice, Michael Andrew
Virginia Fontanella
B: 1952-05-27
D: 2019-01-11
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Fontanella, Virginia
Alison Michelle (Ball) Wauford
B: 1978-12-06
D: 2019-01-10
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(Ball) Wauford, Alison Michelle
Donald Wayne Murdock
B: 1956-01-13
D: 2019-01-10
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Murdock, Donald Wayne
Helen Sparkman Eastland
B: 1923-08-25
D: 2019-01-06
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Eastland, Helen Sparkman
James Michael Svoboda, Jr.
B: 1969-10-14
D: 2019-01-06
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Svoboda, Jr., James Michael
Dorothy Jane Valgenti
B: 1945-06-06
D: 2019-01-06
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Valgenti, Dorothy Jane
Topsy Eugene Newcome
B: 1930-05-03
D: 2019-01-05
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Newcome, Topsy Eugene
Sue Lyvonne Crafton Flippen
B: 1938-05-14
D: 2019-01-05
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Flippen, Sue Lyvonne Crafton
Donald Lee Reeves Jr.
B: 1956-04-03
D: 2019-01-05
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Reeves Jr., Donald Lee
Robert Preston (Bobby) Wiley, Jr.
B: 1939-01-01
D: 2019-01-05
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Wiley, Jr., Robert Preston (Bobby)
Patricia Sue Bennett "Lulu" Crawford
B: 1951-05-18
D: 2019-01-04
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Crawford, Patricia Sue Bennett "Lulu"

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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