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What is the maximum amount of VA burial benefits that are available?

If the veteran died of a service connected condition, the maximum amount is $2,000.00. If the veteran was in receipt of any other kind of monetary benefit, the maximum benefit is $300.00 for burial and $300.00 for plot. If the veteran was none of the above, no burial benefit. Burial benefit is a reimbursement benefit.  Therefore, the claimant must show that they personally paid “out of pocket” expenses related to the burial.  The form is 21-530.

What happens if a Vietnam Veteran, who was exposed to Agent Orange, dies before his service connected claim is finalized?

This veteran should have filed a long time ago; therefore, the veteran needs to file IMMEDIATELY.  (1)  If veteran dies before the claim is awarded, is married or has a dependent child, that person must be substituted for the veteran. Therefore, the original claim can be processed. Consequently, the payment is the same as if the veteran had lived. (2)  If the veteran dies without dependents, a family member may file for accrued benefits. Providing that the family member personally paid for any expenses related to the last illness and/or funeral/burial.  Therefore, the VA will reimburse up to, what was paid by…

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What is the maximum amount of VA burial benefits that are available?

If the veteran died of a service connected condition, the maximum amount is $2,000.00.

Veterans Entitled To Memorial and Burial Services

Did you know that qualified active duty, reserve, and Veterans and there families are eligible for Memorial and Burial services?

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