Veteran Burial Benefits

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    Taxonomy Code: NS-1000.9000

    A program of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs that provides a variety of burial benefits for eligible deceased veterans of peacetime or wartime service who have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable and, in the case of some benefits, for their dependents. Included are burial in a national cemetery (opening and closing the grave, headstones and markers and perpetual care); headstones and markers for graves of veterans that are located anywhere in the world as well as niche markers for urns; headstones or markers for memorial plots in situations where the veteran's remains are not available for burial; Presidential Memorial Certificates; and burial flags which drape the veteran's coffin and are given to the next of kin or close associate following the funeral. Burial and funeral allowances are also available to certain veterans under specified conditions.

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    FALLEN PATRIOT FUNDEstablished to help families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Call for more information.FALLEN PATRIOT FUNDFALLEN PATRIOT FUND
    NASSAU COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCYServes veterans as an advocate for compensation, pension, education and training, vocational rehabilitation, and additional benefits for survivors, burial and hospital care. Provides free transportation for veterans to either the Veterans Administration(VA) Hospital or VA health clinic.NassauNASSAU COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCYNASSAU COUNTY GOVERNMENT
    NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETYProvides, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETYNAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY
    NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-NORTHPORTAssists veterans, members of the armed forces, their families and their dependents in securing benefits earned through military service.SuffolkNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-NORTHPORTNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    NEW YORK STATE MILITARY FORCES HONOR GUARDProvides a Military Forces Honor Guard to conduct appropriate military honors for deceased military veterans. Assists and instructs veterans service organizations in performing appropriate burial ceremonies. Services provided, subject to availability, at no cost to the family. Call these offices: Army and National Guard Veteran (631)962-1625; Marine Corps Veteran (866)826-3628; Navy Veteran (202)433-6892; Coast Guard Veteran (617)990-6249 or (617)519-7609; Air Force Veteran (800)531-5803. If you cannot get through to these phone numbers call (716)574-4431.NEW YORK STATE MILITARY FORCES HONOR GUARDNEW YORK STATE MILITARY FORCES HONOR GUARD
    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSOperates programs to benefit veterans and members of their families. Benefits include compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, pensions, education and training, home loan, burial and a medical care program incorporating nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers. Comprised of three organizations that administer veterans programs: the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Website access for resource and information.UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    VETERANS SERVICES AGENCY/RIVERHEADAssists veterans and their dependents in processing claims for benefits, discharge, separation papers and tax exemption. Offers information and counseling relating to veteran's rights under the law. Areas include pensions, compensation, survivors' benefits, housing, veteran home loans, taxes, records and social services. Transportation provided to VA Medical Center for free.SuffolkVETERANS SERVICES AGENCY/RIVERHEADSUFFOLK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY

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