Veterans Death Benefits
Burial benefits may include the following: gravesites for casket or cremation remains, headstones or markers, opening and closing of the graves, and continued perpetual care. Burial of eligible veterans and dependents is at no cost when interred at a national cemetery.
Associated funeral expenses are the responsibility of the veteran and/or family.
Military Funeral Honors Program
Military funeral honors are available within the State of California for honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
What types of military funeral honors are available?
At a minimum, two service representatives will render honors, sound Taps, fold the flag and present it to the next of kin. Additionally, a detail to fire volleys, a chaplain, and/or a detail to serve as pall-bearers may be provided depending on the desires of the surviving family and resources available. Frequently, funeral honors are rendered in concert with a local VSO.