Burial and Funeral Expenses

Non-service-related Death

VA will pay up to $700 toward burial and funeral expenses for deaths on or after October 1, 2011 (if hospitalized by VA at time of death), or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (if not hospitalized by VA at time of death), and a $700 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery). For deaths on or after December 1, 2001, but before October 1, 2011, VA will pay up to $300 toward burial and funeral expenses and a $300 plot-interment allowance. For deaths on or after April 1, 1988 but before October 1, 2011, VA will pay $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (for Veterans hospitalized by VA at the time of death).

An annual increase in burial and plot allowances for deaths occurring after October 1, 2011 begins in fiscal year 2013 based on the Consumer Price Index for the preceding 12-month period. Effective October 1, 2012, the maximum burial and funeral allowance of $700 increases to $722.

 

Faribault County Veterans Services
435 S. Grove St.
Ag Center Plaza, Suite 1A
Blue Earth, MN 56013
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Phone: 507-526-6268
Fax:     507-526-4593

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday-Friday

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