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You'll no doubt agree with us: we all owe a debt of gratitude to our nation's veterans. And because we feel so strongly, each of us has made a commitment to provide the highest levels of professional and personal attention in our cremation services for veterans. Our pledge to veterans and the families who love them is a simple one: when you come to us, you will receive nothing less than the finest in veterans' services. We invite you to read on to learn more about our services for veterans and their families; send an email using the form on our Contact Us page, or simply call us, at (516) 223-3516.
What differentiates our cremation services for veterans from those of other cremation providers? Affordability aside, it's our experience and expertise in dealing with the three facets of veteran's cremation care:
What Benefits are You Entitled To?
It's understandable; there's some confusion about what death and burial benefits an honorably-discharged veteran is entitled to receive.
Under existing guidelines, the Veterans Administration will pay for any burial or funeral expenses on a reimbursement basis. While the U.S. Veterans Administration does not directly pay for cremation services for veterans; it is possible to obtain anywhere from $300.00 to $2,000 to cover burial expenses.
For those veterans desiring the burial of their cremated remains in a national cemetery; benefits include a grave site, the opening and closing of the grave, a headstone or marker, burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate. (However, if burial in a private cemetery is preferred, benefits can include headstone or grave marker–or a decorative medallion for an existing headstone or marker¬–a burial flag, and the memorial certificate.)
Of course, we'll take care of all the benefit application details; but if you'd rather apply for death and burial benefits privately, you should know you can apply online using the Veterans Administration eBenefits website.
For those honorably-discharged U.S. veterans desiring the burial of their cremated remains in a national cemetery; benefits include a gravesite, the opening and closing of the grave, a headstone or marker, burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate. However, if burial in a private cemetery is preferred, benefits may only include the Government headstone, marker or medallion, a burial flag, and the memorial certificate. Learn the specifics related to VA burial benefits by calling us at (516) 223-3516.
(Canadian veterans and their families looking for information on death and burial benefits available to generally-discharged Canadian service men and women should visit Veterans Affairs Canada and/or Last Post.)
The exemplary cremation services for veterans we provide area residents are a reflection of our keen sense of obligation to serve as they have served their nation; in truth, we believe it is our appointed duty. Not only that, it is our privilege. Call us today at (516) 223-3516 to learn more about our veterans' services.