Many survivors of loved ones who pass while serving the country don’t know where to begin to get VA assistance. That’s why VA has prepared a Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit that gives a description of each burial benefit, instructions on how to apply and where to go to get help.

The kit covers:

  • Pre-need eligibility for National Cemetery burial or memorialization
  • Memorial or burial flags
  • Government headstones or markers
  • Medallions
  • Presidential Memorial Certificates (PMC)
  • Burial benefits and burial automatic payments
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
  • Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
  • Survivors pension
  • Special monthly pension benefits
  • The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMP-VA)
  • Home loan guaranty
  • Veterans Month of Death benefits
  • VA life insurance

Other features include tips on how to fill out applications with examples of completed forms. These tips

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