“Nearly 2 million veterans and widows are missing out on $22 billion a year in pensions” ~ Chris Adams, Knight Riddler Newspapers
The Aid and Attendance Pension
The Aid and Attendance Pension is a Veteran Affairs(VA) income benefit designed to provide supplemental income to older veterans who have low income or have high medical expenses.
We offer valuable information regarding Aid and Attendance. Through our partnership with professionals across the nation, we assess, at no cost to you, your eligibility for the benefits and evaluate the best course of action to qualify for federal long-term care assistance. Our complimentary services may help you earn up to $2,019 per month tax free. Contact us today to learn more.
Veterans, service members, spouses and eligible dependents may be buried in national and state cemeteries. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, marker, government grave liner and perpetual care. There may be a minimal charge for the interment of a veteran's eligible immediate family member for the opening and closing of the grave. Many national and state cemeteries have special arrangements for cremated remains as well. These arrangements are coordinated through your Lasting Tributes funeral professional.
Free Headstone and Markers
Upon request, Veterans Affairs provides, at no charge, a headstone or marker to eligible veterans who are buried in national, state veteran, military post/base or private cemeteries around the world. The markers and headstones are also provided for eligible spouses and dependents, except when buried in a private cemetery. The style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial. Niche markers are available to mark columbaria used for cremated remains.
Free Presidential Memorial Certificate
Lasting Tributes sees that an engraved paper certificate with the veteran’s name, signed by the current President is issued to next-of-kin to express the nation’s recognition of the veteran’s service, and to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased veterans.
Free United States Flag
Through your Lasting Tributes funeral professional and the Veterans Benefits Administration, a United States flag is provided in honor of the veteran’s service to our country. This can be draped on the casket or accompany the urn of a veteran or retiree who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces. Afterwards, the flag may be presented to the next of kin or a close associate of the deceased. This benefit only applies to veterans.
Military Funeral Honors
Lasting Tributes provides the organization of military honors for the burial of military members and eligible veterans. The basic ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of Taps by a bugler if available or by electronic recording. Full military honors are available for those who are eligible. Your Lasting Tributes funeral professional can assist you with determining eligibility.
Reimbursement of Burial Expense
For veterans who are receiving compensation for a service – connected disability, the Veterans Administration will pay up to $300 toward burial and funeral expenses and $300 toward a plot if a private cemetery is elected to be used. If the death happened while in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing home care, some or all of the costs for transporting the deceased’s remains may be reimbursed. Determining eligibility can be assisted by your Lasting Tributes funeral professional.
Your Lasting Tributes staff is committed to assisting you in determining eligibility and offering assistance in qualifying for veteran’s benefits. Contact us today to learn more about your eligibility.