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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20420
Phone: 800-827-1000

Area(s) Served: Nationwide

Contracted Provider: Not Applicable


Survivor Benefits

If the deceased was receiving monthly payments you will need to notify the VA of the death.

If the deceased was a veteran who received a discharge other than dishonorable, survivors may receive $300 toward funeral expenses and $150 for burial costs. Burial in a national cemetery is free to a veteran, spouse, and dependent children. Veterans are also eligible for a headstone or grave marker.

The surviving spouse and dependent children of disabled veterans may also be entitled to a lump sum death benefit; monthly payments, such as educational assistance; and medical care.

Check with the regional VA office about your eligibility for the different types of veteran`s benefits and the documents you will need to apply for benefits.

Health Care Facilities, Benefits and Prescription coverage

To receive health care benefits, enroll with the VA. You can enroll for benefits at any time.

Ohio veterans of all eras have earned a number of federal and state benefits. Veterans may qualify for a number of other benefits ranging from health care, compensation for injuries and illness, home loans and education to direct financial assistance, special license plates and the Ohio Veterans Homes. Please visit your county veteran`s service office and find out what you`re eligible for. For more information, call 1-877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-6838), or visit

CHAMPVA: The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. The program is administered by Health Administration Center, located in Denver, Colorado.

Prescription coverage is available for veterans with an honorable discharge. Must enroll with VA and be seen by VA doctor. Free prescriptions for low-income veterans.

VA Hospitals and Clinics:  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates a network of health care facilities across the country.  Click here to search for a facility by state.

Click here to find your regional VA Benefits Administration office. 

Veterans Funerals

If the deceased was a veteran, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides small burial allowances. All veterans can receive a burial flag and burial in national cemeteries. Burial at no charge may be possible in an area where a national Veterans Cemetery is located. Call 800-555-1212 for the toll-free number of your Regional Veterans Affairs office or visit the web site.

Click here to locate a Veterans Cemetery. 

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