US Veteran End of-Life Benefits Infographic

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Honoring our US Veterans is an important part of life. …

Honoring our US Veterans is an important part of life.
Many End-of-Life benefits are available to Veterans that recognize and acknowledge their commitment to serving our country. Passare's latest Infographic shares relevant information on the many benefits Veterans may be eligible to receive.

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  • 1. Eligible Deceased Veterans Receive: A US Flag and Military Honors: Military Funeral Honors: One flag is provided per veteran. The flag is presented to the next of kin or to a friend upon request. Headstones and Markers: Flat markers are available in granite, marble, and bronze Upright headstones are available in granite and marble. Style must be consistent with others at the burial site. US law mandates no-cost MFH for eligible veterans if requested by the family. Local funeral service providers can help veteran’s families request a MFH. US law mandates that a MFH burial for an eligible veteran must have at least two Armed Forces service members in attendance. Presidential Memorial Certificates: The PMC is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor an honorably discharged deceased Veteran. Eligible recipients include the next of kin and loved ones of honorably discharged deceased veterans. Multiple certificates may be provided. . VA benefits cover some funeral or cremation arrangements of honorably discharged veterans. A veteran’s spouse or family should provide documentation to verify military service. A veteran’s spouse or family may request a US flag. A veteran’s spouse or family may request headstones or markers for a burial space in a private cemetery. A veteran’s spouse or family may request military service medals, awards and decorations in writing. Military Funeral Honors ceremonies should be scheduled in advance. A veteran’s spouse or family may request a “Presidential Memorial Certificate.” There are eligibility requirements for burial in a VA national cemetery. Twitter @ PassareInc Facebook facebook.com/passareinc Tumblr passareinc.tumblr.com Understanding US Veteran & Survivor End-of-Life Benefits http://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-us/veterans/va-benefit-facts.page http://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits/burial_flags.asp Simplifying End-of-Life Management Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-749-8387 or www.vba.va.gov for benefit eligibility and forms.