Distinctive Life is proud to provide veteran benefit information to our service men and women. Serving the families of our veterans is just one way that we can give back to those who have given us everything.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about working with the Veterans Administration:
- Are there any benefits from the Veterans Administration that will help me cover the cost of the funeral?
There are benefits in place to help you cover a portion of funeral home services. There are also benefits that will cover a portion a casket or an urn burial space. In most metropolitan cities, veterans are entitled to a cemetery space for themselves, their spouse, and dependent children.
- What services and items does the Veterans Administration provide for the funeral service?
Our veterans fought under the pride of the United State's flag. For that service, each of their families are is provided by the VA with a flag, honoring their service. Also, the VA provides honors by the active duty Honor Guard or veterans VFW Honor Guard. These honors consists of folding the flag into the traditional triangle, presenting the flag to the family, the playing of TAPS, and the shooting of the guns for the salute. The VA also provides the family with a headstone for their loved one. The headstone will be placed either at the National Cemetery or the veteran's private burial space.
- How do I know how to apply for all of these benefits?
It is often easier to let your funeral director handle all of the requests for benefits. Your funeral director will know the right forms, the right time frames, and process expectations of the Veterans Administration.
Additional information can be found at www.benefits.va.gov.