Final Expense Planning
VA Burial Allowances
The VA provides a tax-free burial allowance, up to a certain amount, to help cover the cost of a veteran’s funeral and burial expenses. The amount varies based on various factors, such as whether the death was service-related, whether the veteran was buried in a national cemetery, and the date of the veteran’s death. The burial allowance can range from $300 to $2,000.
National Cemetery Burial
Eligible veterans and their family members can be buried in one of the 155 national cemeteries maintained by the VA, with no cost for the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, and perpetual care. This benefit also includes a government-furnished headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a presidential memorial certificate.
Headstones,Markers, and Flags
The VA will provide a headstone or marker at no cost for eligible veterans who are buried in any cemetery worldwide, not just national cemeteries. The headstone or marker can be a traditional upright type or a flat bronze or granite marker, and it will be inscribed with the deceased’s name, military service information, and dates of birth and death.The VA will provide a United States flag to drape the casket of a deceased veteran or to accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. After the funeral service, the flag can be given to the next of kin, a close friend, or an associate of the deceased upon request.
Final Expense Plans
Final expense life insurance can be a useful tool for veterans looking to make sure their families are financially secure after their passing. It helps cover end-of-life expenses that the VA may not cover, such as funeral and burial costs. By investing in this type of insurance coverage, veterans have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones will be taken care of even after they’re gone. Ask one of our team members about our low cost final expense planning programs.