Q. Explain how Veterans Funeral Care works?
A. We are a full service funeral home, caring for veterans and dependents of veterans. We provide church and graveside funerals almost everywhere. We should be contacted immediately upon any family members death.
Q. My husband is a veteran and wants to be buried in our National Cemetery. Can I be buried with him?
A. Yes. The veteran and the spouse or dependent child are buried together
Q. How are Social Security and Veterans benefits handled?
A. We notify both agencies. Social Security pays a lump sum death benefit of $255 directly to the spouse. Veterans receive cash benefits based on disability or other requirements.
Q. We prefer cremation. Do you provide cremation services?
Q. What happens if the death occurs while out of state?
A. We should be called immediately at 607-324-2700 in Hornell, or 607-566-2300 in Avoca. We will assist your family in making all of the arrangement in the state or country in which you die.
Q. Can I prepay the cost of the arrangements?
A. Yes. All funds are placed in a trust account according to the laws of the state of New York. It makes sense to prepay. The interest that is earned offsets the price increases resulting from inflation.