- Veterans Service Office
- Federal Benefits
- Burial Benefits
Service Related - VA will pay up to $2,000 toward burial expenses if the Veteran’s death is service related.
Non-service Related - VA will pay up to $749 toward burial and funeral expenses for deaths on or after October 1, 2016 (if hospitalized by VA at time of death), or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (if not hospitalized by VA at time of death), and a $749 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery).
*The Veteran must meet eligibility requirements to receive this benefit. Contact the Douglas County Veterans Service Office for more information.
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country. Contact the Douglas County Veteran Service Office about this.
Headstones and markers
The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death. If Veteran died before Nov 1, 1990 and the grave has a privately purchased headstone, the VA will not provide a stone at this time.
Military Funeral Honors
Military Funeral honors are available to honorably discharged veterans, at no cost to the family. See your funeral home or contact the Douglas County Veterans Service Office for local Honor Guard Services.
Here is a list of State and national Cemeteries. A Veteran, who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, can apply to be buried or internment at state or national cemeteries.