Veteran Burial Benefits
If you or your loved one was a member of the military, we can help your family obtain all the veteran benefits to which you are entitled from the government. Our staff at Matthews Funeral Home, is experienced in notifying the Veteran’s Administration Office on your behalf and facilitating communication between you and them.
Veterans are entitled to an American Flag, and full military honors. Be cautious of advertisements that offer free or discounted caskets. Call us at 405-341-2787 with your questions and concerns.
VA will pay up to $2,000 toward burial expenses for deaths on or after September 11, 2001, or up to $1,500 for deaths prior to September 11, 2001. If the Veteran is buried in a VA national cemetery, some or all of the cost of transporting the deceased may be reimbursed.
VA will pay up to $747 toward burial and funeral expenses for deaths on or after October 1, 2015 (if hospitalized by VA at time of death), or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (if not hospitalized by VA at time of death), and a $747 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery). For deaths on or after December 1, 2001, but before October 1, 2011, VA will pay up to $300 toward burial and funeral expenses and a $300 plot-interment allowance. For deaths on or after April 1, 1988 but before October 1, 2011, VA will pay $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (for Veterans hospitalized by VA at the time of death).