We will also complete all applications for any benefits to which a veteran or their family are entitled and eligible to. The Veteran’s Administration provides benefits for a veteran’s family if they can provide a copy of discharge papers which indicate an honorable discharge. These benefits include a flag, burial in a national veterans cemetery, a grave marker and military honors at the graveside. If burial is in a veterans cemetery, a grave can also be reserved for a surviving spouse.
There are additional monetary allowances toward bural expenses if the veteran’s death occurs in a VA hospital or if the veteran was receiving VA pension at the time of death.
The nearest National Veterans Cemetery is in Joliet, IL, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.