It is our policy to provide assistance to Veterans and their families in need of financial help. Accordingly, Rochester Cremation has approved the following policy:
Rochester Cremation will provide our simple cremation services at “No-Cost” for any Veteran who:
- Qualifies and receives the maximum benefit from the Monroe County Funeral Assistance Program.
- For any Veteran who dies in a Veteran Administration Medical Center.
VA burial allowances are partial cash reimbursements of an eligible Veteran’s burial and funeral costs. The benefits can be as much as $2000 when the death is service related. When the cause of death is not service related, the reimbursements are generally described as two payments:
- Funeral/cremation expense allowance (up to $700)
- Plot or interment allowance (up to $700)
If the death happened while the Veteran was in a VA hospital or under VA contracted nursing home care, some or all costs for transporting the Veteran’s remains may be reimbursed.
We understand that these cemeteries may be a small drive for you. Remember, it is an honor to be buried in a National Cemetery! They are owned by the American people for the exclusive use of Veterans and their families.
All honorably discharged Veterans, their spouses and dependent children are entitled to:
- FREE grave space
- FREE opening and closing of the grave
- FREE cemetery marker
- FREE grave liners
- FREE perpetual care
This benefit can save your family thousands of dollars and applies to those families choosing cremation.