While serving in the army, veterans receive several financial and healthcare support through various government schemes. One such benefit is burial and funeral cover. VA Burial & Memorial benefits include burial and funeral costs, the plot to bury the corpse, and transportation cost. If you are related to the deceased Veteran (family member or friend), you can apply for VA burial reimbursement any time after the death.
If you have paid the burial cost of a retired Veteran and are related to the deceased in any way, you can apply for the VA burial benefits. You can apply for the reimbursement two years after the death of the Veteran. You must possess all essential documents like the Veteran’s retirement papers, death certificate, receipts of burial cost, etc.
Note: The Veteran must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the military to receive VA burial benefits.