Veterans Benefits - Spry Funeral Home

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804 Highway 72
P. O. Box 996
Athens, Alabama 35612
(256) 232-2622
Fax (256) 233-0495
Veteran Benefits

The Veterans Administration does not provide any payment for funeral services, but does provide the following:
        

          VA Cash Benefits For Reimbursement of Burial Expenses
- $300 is available for an honorably discharged veteran, IF: they were receiving a pension or disability benefits from the VA at the time of death; or the death occurred in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care facility.
        

            Active Duty or Service Connected Death - $1,500 is available IF: the veteran died during active duty; or an honorably discharged veteran died of a service-connected injury.
        

          Burial Plot Allowance
- $150 is available for an honorably discharged veteran not interred in a cemetery that is under the jurisdiction of the US government, IF: the veteran was receiving a pension or disability benefits from the VA at the time of death; the death occurred in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care facility.
        

          Transportation Allowance
- Transportation allowance will be reimbursed by the VA for transportation expenses from the place of death to the funeral home and to the cemetery for a veteran who died in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care facility.
        

            US flag - An honorably discharged veteran is entitled to a US flag provided by the Veterans Administration.
        

          Headstone or Marker
- In a National Cemetery, a veteran, spouse and dependent children receive a free headstone. For burial in a private cemetery, a simple marker for veterans ONLY will be provided, if the grave is unmarked.
        

          Burial in a National Cemetery
- Free grave space is available for a veteran, spouse and dependent children.
        

          At the time of death, we will notify the Veterans Administration. For specific questions concerning eligibility claims and benefits please contact:
        
Veterans Administration Regional Office
          210 Franklin Rd. SW
          Roanoke, VA 24011
          COMM: 1-800-827-1000
Veterans Administration offices.

            
            Veterans Administration Office
804 Hwy 72-P.O. Box 996 Athens, Alabama 35612 (256)232-2622
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