Getting the Veterans Benefits You Deserve with Solace Cremations and Our Direct Cremation Services.
Eligible military veterans are entitled to certain benefits when it comes to cremation and burial. If your loved one has been an honorably discharged veteran, Solace Cremations helps you obtain benefits in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs service arrangements.
What’s included in the veteran’s cremation benefits?
The US Department of Veterans affairs website provides detailed information on veterans and their survivor’s benefits when you choose cremation. It’s helpful to know that an eligible veteran receives available space in any of 21 national cemeteries which accept cremated remains. Other benefits include a free headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate as well as a number of survivor’s compensation, available when you apply at the Veterans Benefits Administration office.
Who is eligible to receive benefits?
If you are a surviving family member of a veteran and choose to have your loved one’s remains cremated, you are entitled to reimbursement from the government as long as the veteran meets certain eligibility requirements stated in the fact sheet and if you as a family member have not been automatically paid nor applied for a claim.
How can Solace Cremations help me obtain my veterans cremation benefits?
When you choose cremation, Solace Cremations can help you facilitate this service promptly and professionally. Solace Cremation specializes in helping veterans’ families arrange the direct cremation process, complete the paperwork to obtain symbolic military honors such as burial flags, headstones, markers and Presidential Memorial Certificates. Solace Cremations also provides assistance on securing reimbursement benefits that you and your loved one are entitled to, for the direct cremation.
Arranging the Service
Solace Cremations experienced staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you when a death has occurred. As soon as we are notified by a family member, we gather the necessary information for the paperwork and arrange for the veteran’s body to be transferred to our care. Please call (561) 899-3744 should you need immediate assistance on the arrangement of a veterans’ direct cremation.
Symbols of Military Honor
Solace Cremations, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, helps you obtain a free headstone or marker for your loved one to be placed in an unmarked grave at any national cemetery where you choose the veteran’s cremated ashes to be inurned or buried. In addition, you can also request a Presidential Memorial Certificate. For those whose descendants are eligible veterans of the US Armed Forces, a burial flag is provided to accompany the urn to honor the memory of the veteran who served our country.
The family of a deceased veteran is entitled to reimbursement for cremation expenses. In 2014, the government has facilitated this process with automatic payment to the surviving family member(s) without the need to immediately apply for the benefits. Also, if the veteran’s family member(s) submitted a claim on transportation and plot or interment reimbursement, the VA may also pay those expenses. Burial or cremation reimbursement varies from a maximum of $2,000 on a service-connected death if the veteran died on or after September 11, 2001, or a minimum of $300 if the veteran died on or after October 1, 2014 on a non-service-connected death.
If you need more information regarding cremation services for , direct cremation please contact Solace Cremations at (561) 899-3744 for further assistance.