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Ethel Irene Salzer
B: 1928-05-02
D: 2018-05-21
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Salzer, Ethel Irene
Terry Dunham
B: 1973-08-10
D: 2018-05-20
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Dunham, Terry
Kimberly H. Ezell
B: 1957-06-05
D: 2018-05-19
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Ezell, Kimberly H.
Timothy James Burke
B: 1959-07-15
D: 2018-05-19
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Burke, Timothy James
Betty Street
B: 1944-05-27
D: 2018-05-18
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Street, Betty
Robert M. Guy, Jr.
B: 1941-00-00
D: 2018-05-18
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Guy, Jr., Robert M.
Jacqueline Price Hatcher
B: 1931-00-00
D: 2018-05-18
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Hatcher, Jacqueline Price
George William Barnes
B: 1932-00-00
D: 2018-05-17
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Barnes, George William
Richard Gorman
B: 1956-05-11
D: 2018-05-17
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Gorman, Richard
John Brecheisen
B: 1943-09-08
D: 2018-05-15
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Brecheisen, John
Steven "Steve" Mills
B: 1967-00-00
D: 2018-05-14
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Mills, Steven "Steve"
Sewell, Jr. Martin
D: 2018-05-14
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Martin, Sewell, Jr.
Nancy Bailey Crockett
B: 1935-03-10
D: 2018-05-14
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Crockett, Nancy Bailey
Sarah Elizabeth Purcell Samples
B: 1922-02-22
D: 2018-05-13
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Samples, Sarah Elizabeth Purcell
Allen Eugene Holt
B: 1937-04-07
D: 2018-05-12
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Holt, Allen Eugene
Donna Marie White
B: 1958-12-18
D: 2018-05-12
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White, Donna Marie
Robert Chadwick Bodine
B: 1983-07-07
D: 2018-05-12
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Bodine, Robert Chadwick
William Frank Carlton
B: 1955-10-29
D: 2018-05-11
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Carlton, William Frank
Glenda Ruth Jones Thompson (Shearouse)
B: 1943-00-00
D: 2018-05-11
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Jones Thompson (Shearouse), Glenda Ruth
Megan Marie Fitzgerald
B: 2000-08-30
D: 2018-05-10
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Fitzgerald, Megan Marie
Todd Vaughn Wilson
B: 1959-10-09
D: 2018-05-09
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Wilson, Todd Vaughn

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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