Honored Veterans Funeral Services

As a member of the armed services, a veteran has many rights which he or she has earned:

► A burial at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full military honors
► A government marker or headstone
► A special issued American Flag
► Federal and county VA benefits if approved

Things the funeral home may need:

► Copy of DD214
► Social Security Number
► Father's name and Mother's Maiden name
► Birth date and place
► Spouse's Name and Social Security Number

Government Benefits Answers:

Veteran County Benefits?

All honorably discharged veterans and their spouses living in Kalamazoo County may be eligible for a $300.00 VA death benefit. This application must be completed and submitted by the Next-of-Kin. Application requires honorable discharge papers.

Federal Veteran Benefits?

Some veterans may be eligible for a Federal VA Benefit. You should contact your local VA office for information on how to apply for benefits or visit www.va.gov.

Department of Veteran's Affairs