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Spry Funeral Home
P. O. Box 996
804 Highway 72
Athens, Alabama 35612

(256) 232-2622
Fax (256) 233-0495

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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



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