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Robert Clinton Coleman
B: 1948-09-07
D: 2019-08-24
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Coleman, Robert Clinton
Hubert Thomas Martin
B: 1932-05-28
D: 2019-08-23
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Martin, Hubert Thomas
Olga James
B: 1936-07-19
D: 2019-08-18
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James, Olga
Gertrude Cora Moyer
B: 1930-03-12
D: 2019-08-16
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Moyer, Gertrude Cora
Donna Lou Miller
B: 1951-00-00
D: 2019-08-14
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Miller, Donna Lou
Thomas Paul Arnold
B: 1957-07-16
D: 2019-08-14
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Arnold, Thomas Paul
Lawrence Anthony Barbera
B: 1948-06-18
D: 2019-08-13
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Barbera, Lawrence Anthony
Macy Bramlet
B: 1921-08-15
D: 2019-08-13
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Bramlet, Macy
Marjorie Ann Johnson
B: 1932-12-30
D: 2019-08-12
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Johnson, Marjorie Ann
Susan Marie Louise Bristol Bardin LaBrec
B: 1941-07-13
D: 2019-08-12
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LaBrec, Susan Marie Louise Bristol Bardin
Allison Ray Shelton Rogers
D: 2019-08-12
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Rogers, Allison Ray Shelton
Billie Wise
B: 1945-10-10
D: 2019-08-11
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Wise, Billie
Richard Gardner Edwards
B: 1953-04-07
D: 2019-08-10
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Edwards, Richard Gardner
Marty Rene Carter
B: 1966-07-26
D: 2019-08-10
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Carter, Marty Rene
William D. (Billy) Hagewood
B: 1942-04-05
D: 2019-08-09
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Hagewood, William D. (Billy)
Joseph John Nicolosi, Sr.
B: 1932-11-11
D: 2019-08-08
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Nicolosi, Sr., Joseph John
Joan Mary Gwendolyn Dunsire
B: 1936-11-04
D: 2019-08-08
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Dunsire, Joan Mary Gwendolyn
Freda Beard
B: 1934-07-04
D: 2019-08-08
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Beard, Freda
Boyce Cooper Magli
B: 1943-08-03
D: 2019-08-08
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Magli, Boyce Cooper
Doris Eugene Hargrove
B: 1951-00-00
D: 2019-08-07
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Hargrove, Doris Eugene
Beatrice Gordon Gleaves
B: 1928-12-01
D: 2019-08-05
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Gordon Gleaves, Beatrice

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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