There are several different ways that honorably discharged US Veterans can receive funeral related benefits. In some cases, it is possible to obtain funds to help towards paying burial expenses. If the death occurs in a VA Hospital, certain additional transportation costs are sometimes allowable. You may also obtain a US Flag for the casket, and possibly a government headstone. Burial without cost in a US National Cemetery or a State Veteran's Cemetery may be possible if certain requirements are met. The best way we can help you find out which of these benefits your family may be eligible for is to bring in the honorable discharge papers. We can then help you apply for any of these things.
For complete US Veteran's info go to www.va.gov
For US Veteran's Cemetery & Burial info go to www.cem.va.gov
For New Jersey State Veteran's Cemetery info go to www.state.nj.us/military/cemetery/index.html