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Veteran Funerals – Veteran Cremation – Veteran Burial

Planning any funeral is not an easy task as the myriad of details are often overwhelming especially during this devastating time of grief. Planning veteran funerals is even more complex with coordination of military honors and the National Cemetery system. As San Diego vetern funeral experts let us help during this difficult time.

Basic Cremation Package – $995

Direct Burial Package – $1595

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.

We have several resources available to you, including helpful articles and our knowledgeable experienced staff to assist navigating this process.

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Veteran Funeral Cost

The Veterans Administration will compensate the families of honorable veterans generally under two main categories.
For specifies of your individual case, you must contact the VA directly.

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

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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.

For your convenience, several forms relating to veteran funerals are on our website and can be found by visiting the funeral Support Information Forms page.
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