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Troy LaDuke
B: 1968-00-00
D: 2020-01-24
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LaDuke, Troy
Mary King Medler Tossell
B: 1926-10-27
D: 2020-01-23
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Tossell, Mary King Medler
Josue Nandho
B: 2003-10-08
D: 2020-01-22
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Nandho, Josue
Shane Tanner Scruggs
B: 1999-11-07
D: 2020-01-22
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Scruggs, Shane Tanner
Danny "DD" Arch Butts
B: 1951-00-00
D: 2020-01-22
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Butts, Danny "DD" Arch
Thomas Mark Keller
B: 1945-04-17
D: 2020-01-22
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Keller, Thomas Mark
James Robert "Shotgun" Andrews
B: 1926-10-14
D: 2020-01-21
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Andrews, James Robert "Shotgun"
Sara Elizabeth Jones
B: 1933-06-14
D: 2020-01-21
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Jones, Sara Elizabeth
Gerald "Paw Paw" Dodd
B: 1939-07-16
D: 2020-01-21
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Dodd, Gerald "Paw Paw"
Martha Louise Burrus
B: 1924-02-13
D: 2020-01-20
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Burrus, Martha Louise
Phillip Lee "Flip" Webb
D: 2020-01-20
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Webb, Phillip Lee "Flip"
Billy Rivers
B: 1942-11-06
D: 2020-01-19
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Rivers, Billy
Kevin Scott Fischer
D: 2020-01-19
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Fischer, Kevin Scott
Zelda Carolyn Pewitt Carson
B: 1942-12-17
D: 2020-01-18
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Carson, Zelda Carolyn Pewitt
Martin James "Marty" Caufield
D: 2020-01-17
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Caufield, Martin James "Marty"
Joe Berry Butler
B: 1932-08-13
D: 2020-01-16
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Butler, Joe Berry
Elizabeth "Jean" Bell
B: 1934-01-27
D: 2020-01-16
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Bell, Elizabeth "Jean"
Marlene Joan Owensby
B: 1932-11-02
D: 2020-01-16
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Owensby, Marlene Joan
James Edward "Ed" Baugh
B: 1939-07-31
D: 2020-01-14
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Baugh, James Edward "Ed"
Imogene Ross
B: 1922-06-21
D: 2020-01-13
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Ross, Imogene
Krishna Vadlamudi
B: 1947-07-15
D: 2020-01-13
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Vadlamudi, Krishna

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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