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Nellie May Johnson
B: 1932-10-22
D: 2020-10-22
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Johnson, Nellie May
Craig Alan Wales
B: 1955-08-17
D: 2020-10-20
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Wales, Craig Alan
Peggy Joyce Harrell
B: 1931-12-06
D: 2020-10-20
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Harrell, Peggy Joyce
Richard John Satchell
B: 1952-11-02
D: 2020-10-20
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Satchell, Richard John
Dorothy Wray Davis
B: 1932-04-25
D: 2020-10-19
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Davis, Dorothy Wray
Peter Leo Breingan
B: 1935-07-15
D: 2020-10-17
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Breingan, Peter Leo
Edward Theodore "Ted" Hood, Sr.
B: 1945-11-12
D: 2020-10-17
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Hood, Sr., Edward Theodore "Ted"
Matthew Keith "Matt" Barnett
D: 2020-10-16
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Barnett, Matthew Keith "Matt"
Henry Derthick
B: 1932-10-10
D: 2020-10-15
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Derthick, Henry
Calvin Griggs
B: 1942-11-01
D: 2020-10-15
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Griggs, Calvin
Wade Edward Dunham
B: 1971-12-13
D: 2020-10-15
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Dunham, Wade Edward
Evelyn Williams
B: 1932-06-29
D: 2020-10-14
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Williams, Evelyn
Randy Lee Rader
B: 1957-03-15
D: 2020-10-14
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Rader, Randy Lee
Vito Ricciardi
B: 1931-05-21
D: 2020-10-13
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Ricciardi, Vito
Talmadge Williams
B: 1933-12-24
D: 2020-10-13
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Williams, Talmadge
Mary Jane Pendergrass
B: 1955-03-16
D: 2020-10-12
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Pendergrass, Mary Jane
Betty Jean Bryant Hill Hassell
B: 1930-12-28
D: 2020-10-11
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Hassell, Betty Jean Bryant Hill
Dustin Lee Reed
B: 1995-10-20
D: 2020-10-11
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Reed, Dustin Lee
David Alfred Fryer
B: 1926-06-13
D: 2020-10-11
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Fryer, David Alfred
Kathy Sue Smardak
B: 1959-11-24
D: 2020-10-11
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Smardak, Kathy Sue
Margaret Taylor Casey
B: 1927-10-04
D: 2020-10-10
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Casey, Margaret Taylor

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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