Veterans Benefits

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Drew under Uncategorized
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Military personnel or honorably discharged veterans are entitled to benefits. The following benefits may be available:


  • Death pension to the widow and minor children
  • Reimbursement of part of the funeral expense to a funeral home or person who paid the bill
  • Burial in National cemeteries
  • Burial flag and grave markers


Wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses age 65 or older with limited income and assets may qualify for a pension. For qualifying Veterans without a spouse, the 2016 Maximum Annual Pension rate was $12,907 and $16,902 with a spouse. For Veterans qualifying for Aid and Attendance benefit (see below), the maximum amount in 2016 was as high as $25,525. The 2016 survivor maximum pension rates started at $8,656 for the standard pension and $13,836 for the Aid and Attendance amount.


Veterans and their survivors requiring assisted living, are housebound or living in a nursing home may also qualify for a little know Aid and Attendance benefit in addition to a pension.


To qualify for Aid and Attendance, there are asset and income limits just like the pension requirements as well as physical need requirements.


Documents required for claiming veterans benefits are:

  • Itemized receipted funeral bill
  • Veteran’s discharged papers (Form DD-214)
  • Certified copy of the death certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Birth certificates of minor children


Further documentation will be needed if filing for Veterans pension or Survivor’s pension.

When a family must select a mortuary, they look for one which has an established reputation for dignified, conscientious, efficient, and helpful service. We are extremely proud of the record of the Allen Mortuaries for this kind of service to the people of Cache Valley for over 80 years.

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