Veterans Burial Benefits Cremation

Going Home Cremation will help you receive the following veterans burial benefits:

Veterans Burial Benefits include:

The National Cemetery Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, provides the following burial benefits for veterans. 

Which Cemeteries Are Near Me

Sarasota National Cemetery and Bay Pines in St. Petersburg are the Eligible cemeteries near you.

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  • For non-service-related deaths, “VA may pay up to $700 toward burial and funeral expenses for deaths on or after October 1, 2011,
  • The spouse of an eligible veteran is entitled to the burial of ashes a “grave-space” or “niche” and a marker in a national cemetery.  According to the Funeral Consumers Alliance, “A spouse who remarries a non-veteran may claim burial rights from the prior marriage. Spouses receiving military pay and who die in a military medical facility are eligible for military transport to the nearest national cemetery or no farther than the last permanent residence. Adult children of veterans are entitled to burial benefits only if disabled and dependent.”
  • Military funeral honors are available upon request for eligible veterans’ services. According to the VA’s website, “Upon request, DoD [the Department of Defense] will provide military funeral honors consisting of folding and the presentation of the United States flag and the playing of ‘Taps.’ A funeral honors detail consists of two or more uniformed members of the armed forces, with at least one member from the deceased’s branch of service. Additionally, “VA can help arrange honors for burials at VA national cemeteries. Veteran’s service organizations or volunteer groups may help provide honors.”

Eligibility is as follows:

  • Past military members who were on active duty and left under honorable conditions
  • Past military members who finished at least one full period of the initial obligation made in the Selected Reserve or at least one term of enlistment and left under honorable conditions
  • Past military members discharged due to a disability sustained or exacerbated in the line of duty
  • Military members on active duty or in Selected Reserve.

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During this difficult time, our team will help you get all the veteran benefits you have earned. With our experience, we will handle all the details on your behalf.