VETERAN’S BURIAL BENEFITS
Eligible veterans, spouse and dependents under the age of 21 are eligible based upon the veteran’s active duty service or military retirement status.
**A DD-214 DISCHARGE IS REQUIRED TO PROVE ELIGIBILITY AND RECEIVE VA BENEFITS**
(Veteran, Spouse & Eligible Dependents)
Lot, Vault, Opening & Closing, Grave Marker and Perpetual Care of the Lot
*Plot Allowance $300
ALL CEMETERY INTERMENTS
U.S. Flag, Military Honors, Presidential Memorial Certificate
SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY*
$300 Burial Allowance, $300 Plot Allowance (If a non-government cemetery)
*** The VA will pay a burial allowance up to $2000 if the veteran’s death is service connected.
NOTE: The Veterans Administration and National Cemetery DO NOT Provide Funeral Services, or pre-arrangements. You must make arrangements through a funeral home.
WHAT MONTGOMERY-STRYKER FUNERAL HOME DOES FOR VETERANS
Contact the Veterans Administration (and National Cemetery as applicable) to notify them of the Veteran’s death.
Make arrangements for burial, and outer burial container as needed.
Provide the Veterans Administration with information in order to obtain the grave marker (headstone).
Arrange for Military Honors that are provided by the U.S. Armed Forces, or military organizations such as the VFW or American Legion.
Obtain your United States Flag, and arrange for presentation to the family.
Determine what burial benefits the veteran and/or eligible dependents are entitled to through the Veterans Administration. Application for such benefits is made in accordance with eligibility requirements.
Presidential certificate available.
NOTE: Veterans are entitled to a Flag, Military Honors and Presidential Certificate regardless of the choice of arrangements (burial or cremation).