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Nancy Evelyn Frazier Dodd
B: 1940-00-00
D: 2019-06-17
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Dodd, Nancy Evelyn Frazier
Frank Eugene Fox
B: 1948-04-01
D: 2019-06-16
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Fox, Frank Eugene
Joseph Baltierra
B: 1954-01-19
D: 2019-06-15
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Baltierra, Joseph
John Sterling McCoy
B: 1992-01-31
D: 2019-06-15
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McCoy, John Sterling
Amanda Louise "Mandy" Jenkins
B: 1979-00-00
D: 2019-06-14
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Jenkins, Amanda Louise "Mandy"
Brenda Kaye Sullivan
B: 1949-03-07
D: 2019-06-13
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Sullivan, Brenda Kaye
Billie Alean Carter Hoobler
B: 1930-00-00
D: 2019-06-12
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Hoobler, Billie Alean Carter
Attilio Speranza
B: 1936-00-00
D: 2019-06-09
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Speranza, Attilio
Herbert Edward Evans
B: 1943-09-07
D: 2019-06-07
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Evans, Herbert Edward
Brenda Joyce Tidwell
B: 1950-11-19
D: 2019-06-06
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Tidwell, Brenda Joyce
Sadie Ethel Geasley Johnson
B: 1925-03-09
D: 2019-06-06
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Johnson, Sadie Ethel Geasley
George Albert Indestad
B: 1943-10-29
D: 2019-06-06
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Indestad, George Albert
Jose Miguel Obando
B: 1956-10-14
D: 2019-06-06
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Obando, Jose Miguel
Quinn Avery Sinclair Gibson
B: 2007-06-23
D: 2019-06-05
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Gibson, Quinn Avery Sinclair
Ann Culberson Beasley
B: 1946-00-00
D: 2019-06-04
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Beasley, Ann Culberson
Joyce Lynn Ingram Holliman
B: 1955-07-10
D: 2019-06-04
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Holliman, Joyce Lynn Ingram
Charles William Pope
D: 2019-06-04
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Pope, Charles William
Mary Tom Soper
B: 1911-10-19
D: 2019-06-01
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Soper, Mary Tom
Dennis Richard Conley
B: 1945-10-03
D: 2019-06-01
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Conley, Dennis Richard
Robert "Bobby" Keithley
B: 2002-00-00
D: 2019-05-31
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Keithley, Robert "Bobby"
Krystal Rose Adams
B: 1998-00-00
D: 2019-05-30
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Adams, Krystal Rose

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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