Serving Veteran Families
Cremation or Burial
Veteran Funerals – Veteran Cremation – Veteran Burial
Basic Cremation Package – $895
Veteran Funeral Spending Rule – Do Not Overspend
It is easy to get carried away with emotions and make extravagant decisions putting additional stress on family members at this sensitive time.
The funeral is really for the living. We recommend that is always best to have what you consider a reasonable, yet dignified ceremony for the deceased.
A Military Thank You
Funerals Your Way, along with the entire nation, are grateful for the service and sacrifices of both the living and deceased service members. Your sacrifice has made our society possible.
Veteran Funeral Cost
Service Related Veteran Deaths
In this case, the Veterans Administration will normally cover up to $2,000 towards funeral expenses. This guideline applies to service related deaths that occurred on or post September 11, 2001. VA will pay up to $1,500 for deaths prior to September 10, 2001 and if the Veteran is buried in a VA national cemetery, some of all of the cost of transporting the deceased may be reimbursed.
Deaths occurring after October 1, 2011 will qualify for increased compensation due to the Veterans Benefit Act of 2001. The VA will pay up to $700 toward burial and funeral expenses and provide a $700 plot-interment allowance.
For additional information see our article on Veteran Funeral Allowances.
Non-Service Related Veteran Deaths
For these deaths the Veterans Administration will pay up to $300 directly toward burial and funeral expenses. You must be prepared to complete the paperwork required to receive compensation.
Who Qualifies for Veteran Funeral Burial Benefits
In general the following qualify for funeral benefits;
- Military members who died while on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
- Former military members who served on active duty or in the Selected Reserve and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
- Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
Hopefully, we have been able to answer some of your immediate questions regarding veteran funerals, either cremation or burial. Please use the resources provided on this website, but do not hesitate to contact uswith any questions you may have.
You may reach out to us by phone call or e-mail, we will be glad to help.