Veteran Survivor Benefits

 

 

Various veteran's benefits may be available to the survivors of an eligible deceased veteran. They may consist of burial allowance and monthly survivor benefits. Wade Funeral Home will carefully file for all burial allowances and veteran's insurance for which the deceased veteran may be eligible.

 

 

Application for survivor benefits can be arranged through the Veteran's Administration Office in Waco at:

1400 North Valley Mills Drive
Waco, Texas 76799
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (except for Federal holidays)


Veteran's Benefits include:

Funeral and cemetery allowance if applicable
A United States Flag
Marker memorialization (excluding installation)
Dependency and indemnity compensation (Paid to widow and minor children of a veteran who dies in military service or as a result of a disability incurred in such service.)
Death pension (Paid to eligible widows and dependents of a wartime veteran who died from disabilities not related to his military service.)
 

The following documentation will be required for appropriate application of benefits:

Certified copy of veteran's military discharge form number DD 214
Original or certified copy of marriage certificate
Certified copy of death certificate
Original or certified copy of birth certificates of children under 18, or older attending school or helpless before 18th birthday
If there were previous marriages on either side, original or certified copy of divorce decree or death certificate
VA claim number if one has been issued
VA insurance policy or number
Social Security numbers of veteran, spouse, and children, and original or current award letter, statement of other pension, annuity, etc.
Funeral and/or cemetery property bills (only paid bills accepted)

 

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Wade Family Funeral Home • 4140 West Pioneer Parkway • Arlington, TX 76013 • (817) 274-9233