More Burial and Funeral Costs Covered by Veterans Benefits
September 27, 2023
The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding benefits to help pay for veterans’ end-of-life expenses, the department announced Friday.
The expanded benefits include reimbursements for transporting remains to state and tribal veterans cemeteries, in addition to previously eligible national cemeteries; allowances for VA plots or interments for tribal organizations; and higher payments for non-service-connected burial benefits, according to a news release September 22, 2023.
“Last fiscal year, VA delivered more than 84,000 burial benefits to families of veterans,” Joshua Jacobs, the V...