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THE VETERANS' PRESS: Hey veterans, did you know?

| May 24, 2022 1:00 AM

The VA does NOT pay for veterans’ funerals or cremations!

The only thing that is free of charge is burial or inurnment at a state or national veterans cemetery (spouses are $300). Veterans that qualify must either be cremated or in a casket and the VA pays for neither.

They do not pay for caskets, embalming, cremation, urns, memorial or funeral services. For those veterans who do qualify for VA death benefits, there is a partial reimbursement after the fact. The amounts provided are a fraction of actual costs in most cases.

Information: Kellie Richardson, or 509-714-7482

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