Burial Benefits

Kalkaska County provides a Burial Allowance of $600.00  to eligible applicants to offset the cost of a Veteran’s burial, or the burial of a Veteran's spouse.  
County Benefits
Required Information:

1.     Completed Burial Allowance Application, usually completed and signed by the Funeral
 Director and forwarded to our office;
2.     DD 214 / Discharge  showing dates of active service and character of discharge;
3.     Death certificate, showing Kalkaska County as decedent’s home of residence at the   
        time of death;

4.     Invoice from the funeral home showing cost of services, current balance, and name
        of the person
responsible for payment of the costs.
 Federal Benefits
Veterans may also be entitled to Federal burial benefits such as:

     -        Federal burial allowances
     -        Government furnished VA Headstone, Grave Marker, Niche Marker, or Medallion
     -        Burial flag
     -        Presidential Memorial certificates

Additional information can be found at the va.gov website:  https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/index.asp

 VA National Cemeteries offering pre-need eligibility determination
The VA provides eligibility determination for interment in a VA National Cemetery, prior to the time of need.  Interested Veterans and their spouses may submit an Application for Pre-Need Determination to the VA National Cemetery Scheduling Office via Fax or U.S. Mail.  Click here for information and the Application.