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Legal Write-Ups

Veterans Burial Benefits and Honors

Information on arranging a military burial, including eligibility and what financial compensation is available for those that apply.
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Find Legal Help

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Documents

Understanding Military Legal Assistance and Civil Matters
Many civil legal matters can be handled by a militray legal assitance attorney at no cost to servicemembers, find out how.
Go to the webpage: AmericanBar.org

Application for Burial Allowance

This application should be filled out and mailed to Department of Veterans Affairs Pension Intake Center PO Box 5365, Janesville, WI 53547-5365
Visit: vets.gov

Application for a Burial Flag

This application should be filled out and submitted to your local VA regional office.
Visit: vba.va.gov
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Helplines

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Helpful Online Resources

For general benefits and disability questions. Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm ET.
Call: 800-827-1000
Readjustment Counseling Service staff will help make counseling arrangements for family members and loved ones of the deceased.
Call: 202-461-6530
Information and help with ordering a headstone, memorial, or marker for a military burial.
Call: 800-697-6947

Online Application for Burial Allowance

Information on how to apply for burial benefits or do advance planning for end of life care.
Visit: VA.gov

Making Pre-Burial Arrangements

Guidance on how to apply and make arrangements for a military burial before the individual is deceased.
Visit: VA.gov

Online Will Preparation and Beneficiary Financial Planning

VA resources for establishing a will and designating beneficiaries of financial resources
Visit: benefits.va.gov

This website has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from state-to-state or county-to-county, so that some information in this website may not be correct for your situation. Finally, the information contained on this website is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this website cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your jurisdiction.

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