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Ten Important Facts About Your VA Burial Benefits

Many veterans may not fully understand the benefits to which they're entitled.  Participating Providers take the responsibility of helping veterans receive the benefits they deserve very seriously.  For that reason, we've compiled this list of 10 Important Facts About Your VA Burial Benefits.

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VeteranCare is dedicated to helping U.S. veterans and their spouses with their healthcare needs.  VeteranCare is a veteran care coordination company, assisting veterans and their spouses in receivng the care they need and deserve through a Veterans Administration program.   

As part of the services we offer, we've established a network of estate planning and eldercare attorneys to help veterans receive the healthcare they need and can not afford. The program and services of the estate planning and eldercare attorneys are at NO OUT OF POCKET COST to the veteran and/or spouse.  The program is funded 100% by the U.S. Government. Call us at 561-922-9316 so we can refer you to a member of our network who is in the VeteranCare network and who can have a phone conversation with you to see if you qualify. 

Veterans services coordinated by VeteranCare include home care, assisted living and care management.  All applications are provided under the supervison of a Department of Veteran Affairs accredited attorney.  VeteranCare's streamlined process can cut your approval and care waiting time for these programs from as much as one year, down to one month in most cases!  Typically, you and/or your spouse can actually start receiving care within 30 days.  Once approved, if you stay in compliance with VA laws you are enrolled for life!

Homeless Veterans Burial Program

The Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veterans Burial Program provides dignified burial services for eligible homeless and indigent veterans to ensure they receive the honors in death that their service in life merited.

Founded upon the belief that every veteran deserves a dignified and honorable burial, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program is a cooperative effort among Dignity Memorial funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations. 

Through the program, homeless and indigent veterans who have no family to claim them are identified and provided with a proper military burial. Dignity Memorial providers supply preparation of the body, transportation, clothing, casket and coordination of the funeral service. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides eligible veterans with the opening and closing of the gravesite, a grave liner, a headstone or marker, a graveside ceremony and burial in a National Cemetery. 

Currently available in 30 metropolitan across the country, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program has provided burial services for more than 1,600 homeless veterans since the program’s inception in 2000.

We Honor Veterans Program

The Dignity Memorial Network is proud to be the Founding Community Partner of the We Honor Veterans Program. 

Dignity Memorial partners with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) on their program with the Department of Veterans Affairs titled We Honor Veterans. Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes and Cemeteries are the first non-hospice partners on the program and are focused on providing Veteran Education and continuing to offer the most personalized care to veterans and their families. 

For more information about the program, please visit