Presidential Memorial Certificate is a parchment with
a calligraphic inscription expressing the nation's grateful
recognition of the veteran's service. The veteran's name
is inscribed, and the certificate bears the signature
of the President and the presidential seal in gold foil.
of Burial Expenses
United States Government provides a $300 burial and funeral
expense allowance for veterans who, at the time of death,
were entitled to receive pension or compensation or would
have been entitled to compensation but for receipt of
military retirement pay. Eligibility is also established
when death occurs in a Veterans Administration facility
or a nursing home which the Veterans Administration contracted,
and additional costs of transportation of the remains
may be reimbursed in those cases. Claims must be filed
within two years after permanent burial or cremation.
States Burial Flag
United States Government provides an American flag to
drape the casket of a veteran who was discharged under
conditions other than dishonorable. After the funeral
service, the flag may be given to the next of kin or a
close associate of the deceased.
to Contact the Veterans Administration
veterans and their dependents are entitled to a variety
of benefits depending on their circumstances. Contact
the Veterans Affairs office to determine what benefits
can he claimed and then gather the information required.
you can file you will need:
copy of or original DD214 (Enlisted Record of Separation).
copy of or original marriage certificate.
copy of Death Certificate.
of amount of life insurance you will receive as a
result of veteran's death.
receipts for funeral and cemetery expense.
receipts for hospital and doctor bills incurred by
last illness, if applicable.
Security number for yourself and your dependent children.
the veteran or yourself was previously married:
certified copy of or original divorce decree, or a
Death Certificate proving the previous marriage was
dissolved by divorce or death.
there are dependent children:
children under the age of 18, or over 18 and still
in school, you need certified copies of original birth
certificates for each.
over 18 and still in school, you will need VA Form
21-674 filled out.
either of you currently receive Social Security benefits:
will need to know the exact amount received for each
you already have a VA claim number:
must furnish the VA with the claim number you have
either of you receive additional income:
you qualify for Social
Security benefits, you should go to the Social Security
office before going to the Veteran's Administration office.
you have all the forms and information that apply to you,
call the VA office and make an appointment to file your
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