Please note these benefits are payable only to those entitled as determined by the veterans administration.
A WAR VETERAN, according to the Veterans' Administration, is an honorably discharged person who has served during one of the periods listed below:
- Mexican Border Period - May 9, 1916 through April 5, 1917.
- World War I - April 6, 1917 through April 4, 1920
- Russian Campaign - Ending April 1, 1920
- World War II - December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946
- Korean Conflict - June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955
- Viet Nam War - August 5 1964 through May 7, 1975
- Persian Gulf War - August 1, 1990 -
Sources of help
- Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon.
- Veterans Administration
Zablocki V.A. Center
Milwaukee, WI 53295
Interment in national cemetery:
The Veterans Administration operates the National Cemetery System. The interment of a deceased veteran of wartime or peacetime service and any person who died in the active military, air, or naval service, who was honorably discharged, will be authorized in the National Cemetery System. There is no charge for a grave in a national cemetery. A headstone or marker with appropriate inscription for each decendent buried in a grave will be provided by the Government.
Headstones and gravemarkers:
Flush grave markers:
Three types available:
- Gray granite
- White marble
A veterans' marker:
The staff of Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home will provide proper application for these markers. The fees vary from cemetery to cemetery. We will provide current foundation charges for you.
- All honorably discharged veterans are eligible for a flag for their casket.
- Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home will assist you with the appropriate forms and will procure the flag for you.
- You must bring a copy of the discharge certificate to our office.
Reimbursement of burial expenses:
In some cases, the Veterana Administartion will pay a burial and funeral expenses allowances for deceased veterans.
- Veterans at the time of death were entitled to recieve pension or compensation, or would have beenentitled to recieve compensation for the reciept of military retired pay.
- If the veterans death occured in a V.A. facility or in a contract nursing home to which the deceased was properly admitted.
- If the veteran was discharged from active duty because of disability which was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
The plot allowance is not payable if the veteran is buried in a national cemeter.
For veterans who die of service-connected disability, the Veterans Administration will pay a burial allowance in lieu of other burial benefits.