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Veterans Funeral Benefits

Bishop & Johnson Funeral, Inc.

What are Veteran Funeral Care Benefits?

We at Bishop and Johnson Funeral Home offer cremation and burial services to veterans and their spouses. All veterans, their spouses and dependent children are entitled to free cemetery spaces and headstone at any VA Cemetery. We are here to serve you just as you served our country. To speak with us please call (607)324-2700 in Hornell
and (607)566-2300 in Avoca

Cash Benefits for Veterans

Benefits for veterans who die at a Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital

  1. Receives $700 burial or cremation allowance.
  2. Receives $700 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  3. Receives transportation from VA hospital (our charges reimbursed).
  4. Receives transportation to place of interment or services.

Benefits for veterans who die outside a VA Hospital

Scenario #1
You are receiving a VA service connected disability pension.

  1. VA service connected disability pension. Receives $300 burial/cremation allowance.
  2. Receives $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  3. If your disability is service connected, transportation will be paid only if buried in a National Cemetery.

Scenario #2
VA assistance or support pension.

  1. VA support pension. Gets $300 burial/cremation allowance.
  2. Receives $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  3. No transport money is allowed, ever.

Scenario #3
100% service connected veteran.

  1. Must have died from service connection. If so, up to $2,000 is reimbursed to family for funeral/cremation costs.

Benefits for all veterans and spouses

  • All Vets and their spouses with honorable discharge and with one day of active duty are entitled to free cemetery property, headstone, Opening & Closing, and perpetual care at any National Cemetery.
  • Honorably discharged veteran serving any length of time before 9/7/80.
  • Veterans entering service after this time must serve 24 months of continuous active duty or for the full time for which the person was called to active duty.

Have More Questions? Please visit our Veterans Funeral Care Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

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