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    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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    American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. Visit their website to locate a post near you.American LegionAmerican Legion
    Armstrong County Veterans AffairsThe Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
    County benefits include:
    • Burial Allowance
    • Burial Plots
    • Headstones and Installation Allowances
    • Flags and Emblem Markers
    • Safeguard DD-214
    For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
    State benefits include:
    • Blind Veterans Pension
    • Emergency Assistance
    • Educational Gratuity
    • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
    • Real Property Tax Exemption
    • State Veterans Home System
    • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
    For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
    Federal benefits include:
    • Disability Compensation
    • eBenefits
    • Education & Training
    • GI Bill
    • Healthcare
    • Life Insurance
    • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
    • Pension
    • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
    • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
    • VetSuccess
    For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
    ArmstrongArmstrong County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Burial ServicesAssists the county commissioner's in administering the provisions that relate to the burial of a deceased service person and their spouse and to furnishing markers for their graves.AdamsAdams County Veterans AffairsAdams County Veterans Affairs
    Cambria County Veteran Services Veteran Burial BenefitsVariety of burial benefits for eligible deceased veterans.CambriaCambria County Veteran ServicesCambria County Veteran Services
    Columbia County Human Services - Veteran Burial BenefitsProgram can assist with funeral costs for military veterans as well as grave markers.ColumbiaAGAPE - Columbia County Human Services Veterans AffairsAGAPE
    Franklin County Benefits for VeteransFranklin County pays burial benefits for war-time veterans and the widows at the time of death; and the installation of a standard government headstone or marker. The amount of the benefit is $100.00 towards the burial and $50.00 towards the installation of the headstone/marker. It is customary for the funeral homes, in Franklin County, to file for this benefit at the time of the veteran’s/widow’s death. Franklin County also supplies flag holders/flags for cemetery plots of deceased war-time veterans within the county. The flags holders are placed at the grave at the time of burial. Every year Franklin County purchases and distributes, through volunteer coordination, flags for honoring veterans for Memorial Day; however those flags are then taken off the graves the first business day after the July 4th holiday (at the discretion of the individual cemeteries).FranklinFranklin County Veteran AffairsFranklin County Human Services
    Monroe County Veterans Affairs - Veterans AssistanceServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.MonroeMonroe County Veterans AffairsMonroe County Government
    Northumberland County Veteran's Affairs - Veteran Burial BenefitsAssists veterans with burial benefits. Can provide contact information for assistance with VA Benefits, GI Bill Benefits, and VA Healthcare.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County Veteran's AffairsNorthumberland County Veteran's Affairs
    Perry County Department of Veteran Affairs08/2018: In light of recent events, the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (PDMVA) might be able to offer a onetime benefit payment (up to a max of $1,600). All honorably discharged veterans should contact their county Veterans Affairs office for qualifications and processing. --------------------- Client advocacy for securing pensions, education, hospitalization, disability compensation, medical and dental services, burial allowance benefits, loan guarantees and public housing. Special financial assistance for burial benefits and allowances and certain emergencies. Provides free notary service and information for employment assistance.PerryPerry County Department of Veteran AffairsPerry County Department of Veteran Affairs
    Regional Office & Insurance CenterOffers an array of programs for veterans and family members. VA Regional Offices process claims for VA benefits and administers those benefits, which include: disability compensation, pension, home loan guaranty, life insurance, education, vocational training for disabled veterans, burial allowance, and survivor's compensation, pension, education and referrals to other service providers. Counselors can answer questions about benefits eligibility and application procedures and make referrals, when necessary, to other VA facilities, such as medical centers and national cemeteries.PhiladelphiaRegional Office & Insurance CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Somerset County Veterans AffairsAssists veterans and their dependents in processing claims against the Veterans Administration, such as compensation, pension, widow's burial and educational claims.SomersetVeterans Affairs DepartmentSomerset County Government
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans' compensation, Veterans' pension, survivors' benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage. Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits AdministrationThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits AdministrationUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
    Veterans AffairsThe Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office is pleased to share this valuable resource list with you. Listed below are several websites that can help you in a number of ways. The subjects they deal with range from rental assistance, grants, furniture, and rehabilitation to home repairs, human services, homelessness, financial services and emergency relief. LackawannaVeterans AffairsLackawanna County Department of Human Services
    Veterans Affairs - Bradford CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.BradfordBradford County Veterans' AffairsBradford County Government
    Veterans Affairs - Luzerne CountyServices of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.LuzerneLuzerne County Veterans' AffairsLuzerne County Government
    Veterans Affairs Office - Clinton CountyPersonal service is given to every veteran and dependent regarding pensions, insurances, schooling, hospitalization, medical benefits, home loans, counseling services, grave registration, and cooperation with local funeral directors regarding burials. American flags and standards are provided for veterans grave sites. The office maintains an open door policy, attempting to address every problem on an individual basis, and when necessary, making home visits in cases of disability. Veterans no longer able to care for their personal needs are helped with placement in available Veterans homes. In cases where the veteran or his dependent is home bound, application for Aid and Attendance, or home bound benefits are provided. The obligation of this office is to make certain that all veterans and their dependents are accorded the full benefits due them in compliance with Federal, State, and County Law, upon proof of eligibility for said benefits.ClintonClinton County Office of Veterans AffairsClinton County Government
    Veterans Burial AssistanceVeterans burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans.Bradford County Veterans AffairsBradford County Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Services - Lycoming CountyProvides assistance to Lycoming County veterans and/or their family members with getting the local, state and federal benefits for which they are eligible. County veterans' benefits can include:
    • Registration of discharge documents
    • Burial allowance, grave markers and flag holders, grave maintenance
    • Assistance with obtaining a Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) Rapid ID card, which is necessary to receive health care
      • State veterans' benefits can include:
        • Real estate tax exemption
        • Blind veterans' pension
        • Paralyzed veterans' pension
        • Educational gratuity program
        • Emergency assistance
        • Persian Gulf veterans' compensation
        • State Nursing Homes for veterans
          • Federal veterans' benefits can include:
            • Healthcare services
            • Compensation and pensions
            • Vocational rehabilitation and employment
            • GI Bill
            • Home guaranteed loans
            • Burial and memorial benefits
            • VA live insurance
            • Replacement of DD214s and other Military Records
    LycomingOffice of Veterans Affairs - Lycoming CountyLycoming County Government

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