We hear veterans say all the time “The VA will pay for my funeral”, but the truth can leave your family with bills they might not be able to pay.

Please review this page so that you know how much the VA will pay if you qualify

explore va Burial Benefits

Burial in a National Cemetery

There is no charge for burial in a national cemetery. Opening and closing of the grave, a headstone or marker with authorized inscription(s), and perpetual maintenance will be provided by the Government. Flat bronze, granite or marble grave markers and upright marble or granite headstones are available to mark graves in the style consistent with existing monuments at the national cemetery.

A gravesite is not reserved before it is needed for a burial. When a death occurs and eligibility for interment in a national cemetery is determined, grave space is assigned by the cemetery director.

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 136 national cemeteries in 40 states. You must be eligible to be buried at a National Cemetery.

If you don't want to be buried at an National Cemetery.

If you want to be buried locally so that your family does not have to travel to visit your grave and you are eligible for VA Burial Benefits you should receive the following:

Burial & Plot Eligibility

Who Is Eligible?

• Veteran’s surviving spouse
• Veteran’s children
• The Veteran’s parents
• The executor / administrator of the estate
• The survivor of a legal union with the Veteran. 

Veterans must have an discharge other than dishonorable. 

How Much Does VA Pay?

For NON-SERVICE-connected deaths:
If the Veteran died after Oct. 1, 2017

If the Veteran was in a VA hospital at time of death

$762 burial allowance & $762 for a plot

Total = $1524 Maximum Allowance

If the Veteran was NOT in a VA hospital at time of death

$300 burial allowance & $762 for a plot

Total = $1,062 Maximum Allowance

VA Burial Allowance alone is NOT enough!

Senior Final Expense Insurance is the easiest way to make sure that you have covered the cost of your funeral and final bills. 

Nobody wants to talk about it but dying is expensive! The average funeral ranges between $10,000 to $12,000 in 2020. And the average cremation is between $3,000 to $6,000. 

If you have the cash put away for these expanses, then you might not need a Final Expense plan. But if you don’t have the money right now, you are gambling with your loved ones. They will be responsible for the bills if you leave them money behind or not. 

Here is a few FACTS you need to know:

Guaranteed Rate

Your Rate will not increase as you get older or if your health declines.

No Expiration

As long as you make your payments, your policy will remain active.

Guaranteed Coverage

Your coverage amount will not decrease due to age or health.

No Exam Required

Most insurance companies only require a Prescription history check and Medical history check.

Tax Free Benefit

Life Insurance most of the time is not taxed when it's paid out. If you have a $10K policy, that is the amount your beneficiary will get.

30-Day Free Look

You have 30 days to decided. If you don't like something about it, return it. Full refund & no questions asked.

Let's get you a quote now, no phone # required

We will send you a quote for $10,000, $15,000 & $20,000 in coverage. If you need any other amount quoted please add them in the comment section.

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Most frequent questions and answers

You have 30 days to decide if you want to keep it. If you don’t like your policy, you can just return it and you get a full refund. No questions asked!

That depends on the company we choose, the coverage amount you need and of course your health questions answers on the application.  

We can, but we will be limited by the options we have. Most Insurance companies don’t allow sales over the phone. By choosing to do everything over the phone you are eliminating some of the most affordable companies we can use.

On average we are in and out in about an 1 hr. That’s from start to finish. We like to keep it as simple as possible. 

If you do NOT have the money (around $8,500 for a burial or around $3,500 for a cremation) in the bank right NOW to take care of your final expenses, then you need a policy. 

It is just the amount of coverage that you get. A burial plan is $10,000 in coverage or less, it’s just used to cover the burial cost itself. Anything more then $10,000 in coverage we call a Final Expense plan because you will use the money for other bills that are left behind which are your Final Expenses. Both plans are “Whole Life” and everything else is the same. 

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Daniel Vujinovic
Daniel - Senior Agent

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