The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers this survivors and burial benefits kit as a source of pre-need planning information and record storage for Veterans and their families. This kit is intended to be used as a supplement to the Summary of VA Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits pamphlet.
Included you will find Planning for the Future, a section to guide you through possible end-of-life and survivors’ benefits eligibility. This section will tell you what benefits are offered and when and how you should apply.
For your added benefit, we have provided space for you to add your own personal information that can be kept in one location for your use, and for the use of loved ones. These sections identify the location of important documents, account numbers, military discharge documents, and marital information.
We have provided samples of completed forms that may be needed in the application process. VA forms change periodically; current versions can be found online at www.va.gov/vaforms.
It is our sincere desire that the information and documents contained in this brochure assist you and your loved ones.
On behalf of a grateful nation, we respectfully thank all Veterans for their service.