The 2009 edition of Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents & Survivors, published by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is now available online at no charge or in printed format for $5 per copy. The 162-page brochure contains a summary of the broad range of product and service benefits the VA provides for eligible veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents.Chapter 7, “Burial and memorial Benefits,” offers funeral and burial professionals a great summation of the eligibility requirements for interment in a VA-operated or private cemetery, as well as info concerning military honors and reimbursement of burial expenses.Follow-up contact information is also abundant, which should help any funeral or burial professional address their immediate needs when serving the family of a veteran or their spouse/dependents. All of the information within this brochure is current as of January 1, 2009.The PDA version is available for free at www1.va.gv/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp.
Veterans - Burial Resources
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery 10100 N Horseshoe Bend Rd Boise, ID 83714
Zach Rodriguez, Director ph (208) 334-4796 fax (208) 939-3761
Missing in America Project Through a project called "Missing in America," the Idaho Division of Veterans Services is searching for the cremated remains of veterans and their spouses so they can be properly buried.