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Burial and Memorial Benefits

The site contains information on many topics including burial benefits, scheduling a burial, Presidential Memorial Certificates and information on certain kinds of benefits.

Military Service and Social Security Benefits

This website explains the guidelines under which you can get Social Security benefits as well as military retirement benefits.

Special Benefits For Certain World War II Veterans

Special benefits can be paid to certain World War II veterans. These include veterans who served in the active U.S. military from September 16, 1940, through July 24, 1947. It also includes Filipino veterans who served in the organized military of the Philippines from July 26, 1941, through December 30, 1946 (while those forces were in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces). The special veterans benefits are payable for months in which qualified veterans live outside the United States.

U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance

Use this link to locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States.

VA Provides Payments to Eligible Surviving Spouses

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) tries to quickly identify and pay surviving spouses who are eligible to receive the deceased veteran’s VA compensation or pension benefit for the month of the veteran’s death. This benefit is only payable to surviving spouses of veterans who were receiving VA compensation or pension benefits at the time of their death. Because VA does not always know if a veteran is survived by a spouse, some surviving spouses have not received the month-of-death benefit to which they are entitled.

What is Military Funeral Honors?

This website provides the general public with information on Military Funeral Honors, as well as helpful links to related military and veterans issues websites.

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