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Burial Benefits

Burial Benefits

The Adams County Veterans Affairs and the VA offer certain benefits and services to honor our Nation’s deceased veterans.

County Burial Benefits 

Burial Allowance: An allowance of $100.00 is payable toward the funeral and burial expenses of honorably discharged, wartime veterans and their spouse.  In case of widows and widowers, the veteran needs to have been a resident of Adams County at the time of their death. The claim must be filed within one year of veterans/spouse’s burial. 

Flags and Flag Holders: Adams County provides flags and flag holder for Memorial Day observances. The flags and flag holders are used for the decoration of deceased veterans’ graves. Flag holders are marked with an emblem that depicts the time period the veteran served. 

Military Burial:  Requests for Military Burial Honors may be directed to the Adams County Veterans Affairs office or to the Funeral Director who will notify the Honor Guard.

Federal Burial Benefits

Headstones and Markers: The VA can furnish a monument to mark the grave of an eligible veteran

Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) - The VA can provide a PMC for eligible recipients

Burial Flag – The VA will provide an American flag to drape an eligible veteran’s casket

Reimbursement of Burial Expenses: Generally, the VA can pay a burial allowance of $2000 for veterans who died of service related causes.  The VA can pay also $300 for burial and funeral expenses to those veterans receiving compensation or pension at the time of their death.

Burial in a VA National Cemetery – Most veterans and some dependents can be buried in a VA National Cemetery