Burial Benefits At A Veterans Cemetery

By: Danny Amoruccio
Monday, October 17, 2022

Veterans and their families should know about the burial benefits available to service members. We recommend that veterans examine potential benefits and arrange funeral plans with Willowbrook Cemetery in advance. This gives their dear ones time to mourn and reduces the pressure to gather facts rapidly.

Veterans Can Receive A Variety Of Burial Benefits

The following is some of the most relevant information about veteran benefits:

1. All Veterans Are Eligible For Benefits

Each soldier is interred at a national cemetery of their choice, with a natural stone monument and a flag. The next of kin are not charged for opening and closing the burial, procuring liners, or putting the headstone at the cemetery.

2. Death Benefits For Veterans Who Died While On Active Duty

The military is responsible for all funeral expenses, including corpse preparation, transportation, casket, burial, and memorialization. The next of kin receives a $100,000 death payout.

3. Compensation For Veterans Injured While Serving In The Military

These soldiers are eligible for a $2,000 burial stipend to cover funeral director expenses, casket costs, and burial transportation. If the soldier is placed in a national cemetery, their mortal remain is free or at a discounted fee to move. A certain scenario primarily defines this. Vets are eligible for a $300 burial stipend in non-national cemeteries. However, This Does Not Always Pay All Of The Expenses.

4. Compensation For Veterans Who Did Not Die In The Line Of Duty

They get no further perks than a burial in their preferred location, a granite/marble headstone, and a flag. Burial benefits for dependents and spouses interred in a national cemetery comprise burial beside the Veteran, permanent care, and the spouse or dependent's name and dates of birth and death etched on the Veteran's monument at no cost to the family. Even if they predeceased the Veteran, eligible wives and dependents could well be buried.

The Veterans' kin should contact a funeral home or cremation service to make funeral or cremation arrangements. Any product or service purchased from a cremation office/funeral home will be at the cost of the family. These are the fundamental burial benefits provided by a military cemetery.


We at Willowbrook Cemetery can help you pick the ideal final resting place for the departed soul at our serene cemetery. Please contact us via the form or number on this page.

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