If you are a veteran, you should know and understand the types of burial benefits that are available upon your death. While this is not an easy topic to think about, it is important to address it with your family so that they have the necessary documentation to receive the benefits you have earned in return for your honorable service to the United States.
Most people are eligible for Social Security benefits in retirement, but may not realize that there are certain death benefits also available through the Social Security program. We understand that dealing with government agencies can be complicated at any time, not to mention when coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Researching and planning now may be a good way to help lessen the emotional burden felt by your family at the time of actual need.
This guide will review the burial and death benefits available to qualifying individuals as well as explain how you or a surviving member of your family can apply for them.