For Veterans, what does my family get when I die?

You will receive a free plot (In a veterans cemetery or designated area in a cemetery)--a free headstone, a flag and a Military service. There are burial benefits available if not burial in a veterans cemetery and family has paid that cost. There is also a transportation benefit paid (removal of the deceased from place of death to funeral home). There is paper work available through your local Veteran's office that needs to be filled out and sent in to VA to collect these benefits. They don't pay for a cremation or casket just burial ground.