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SOTS OCTOBER 21-23, 2009 DEATH BENEFITS. BURIAL BENEFITS NON-SERVICE CONNECTED NON-SERVICE CONNECTED - 38 CFR 3.1600(b) - 38 CFR 3.1600(b) Discharged.

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1 SOTS OCTOBER 21-23, 2009 DEATH BENEFITS

2 BURIAL BENEFITS NON-SERVICE CONNECTED NON-SERVICE CONNECTED - 38 CFR (b) - 38 CFR (b) Discharged Under Conditions Other Than Dishonorable Discharged Under Conditions Other Than Dishonorable A. In receipt of benefits A. In receipt of benefits B. Receiving retired pay in lieu of compensation B. Receiving retired pay in lieu of compensation C. Pending claim at death resolved in veterans favor C. Pending claim at death resolved in veterans favor D. Properly hospitalized (includes state veterans home) D. Properly hospitalized (includes state veterans home)

3 HOW MUCH? Up to $600 plus transportation Up to $600 plus transportation $300 for funeral $300 for funeral $300 for plot $300 for plot $300 for plot not payable if burial is in state or national cemetery $300 for plot not payable if burial is in state or national cemetery

4 HOW MUCH? Transportation payable if vet dies while hospitalized. Transportation payable if vet dies while hospitalized. Cost includes pick up and removal of body, transportation to funeral home and to cemetery. Cost includes pick up and removal of body, transportation to funeral home and to cemetery.

5 HOW/WHO APPLIES Application form must be filed within 2 years of date of burial. Application form must be filed within 2 years of date of burial. Funeral home is proper claimant if funeral bill not paid in full Funeral home is proper claimant if funeral bill not paid in full

6 BURIAL BENEFITS Service Connected Service Connected 38 CFR (a) 38 CFR (a) Veterans whose deaths are determined to be service connected Veterans whose deaths are determined to be service connected May be entitled to DIC and NOT service connected burial allowance May be entitled to DIC and NOT service connected burial allowance Application ; No time limit Application ; No time limit How much? $2000 plus transportation to national cemetery How much? $2000 plus transportation to national cemetery

7 DEATH IN SERVICE or WITHIN 120 DAYS Service Department pays for funeral expenses Service Department pays for funeral expenses Life Insurance - Maximum $4000,000 Life Insurance - Maximum $4000,000 Increments of $50,000 Increments of $50,000 Most veterans purchase maximum Most veterans purchase maximum Cost - $28 monthly Cost - $28 monthly Death Gratuity - $100,000 for deaths in service or within 120 days Death Gratuity - $100,000 for deaths in service or within 120 days Family may elect to have private funeral Family may elect to have private funeral

8 OTHER DEATH BENEFITS Burial Flag, one only Burial Flag, one only Headstone or Marker Headstone or Marker Deaths after may receive marker even if gravesite is marked Deaths after may receive marker even if gravesite is marked

9 NATIONAL CEMETERIES Nashville - full Nashville - full Memphis - full Memphis - full Knoxville - full Knoxville - full Chattanooga - accepting burials Chattanooga - accepting burials Mountain Home - accepting burials Mountain Home - accepting burials Where is number 6? - accepting burials Where is number 6? - accepting burials

10 STATE CEMETERIES Nashville Nashville Memphis Memphis Knoxville Knoxville Both accept spouses, children and helpless children Both accept spouses, children and helpless children Children under 21; determined helpless before 21, or 23 if in school Children under 21; determined helpless before 21, or 23 if in school


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