Because of your service to our country we are pleased to apply a 10% discount on our professional staff services, facilities, and automotive equipment when you prearrange your funeral with Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services.

Surveys find that a large percentage of veterans mistakenly believe the VA pays funeral, cremation and cemetery expenses for all veterans.

If you are a veteran, you may qualify for burial benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), so it’s important to understand what your benefits are and how to request them.  We have discovered that many veterans don’t know all the facts when they or their families come in to plan their funeral services. For example, a large percentage of veterans mistakenly believe the VA pays funeral, cremation and cemetery expenses for all veterans.  Reimbursement of funeral or cremation expenses is limited, and certain restrictions apply.

Mistakenly, many veterans think that caskets are provided free of charge to all veterans. Neither the VA nor the various branches of service provide a free casket for a deceased veteran unless death occurs while on active duty. These and other misconceptions are common, and that is why we offer our free Veterans Planning Guide.  This guide is a full-color, 56-page guide designed to educate veterans about their benefits including burial benefits.

The guide also contains useful information about military funeral honors, information on the importance of advance planning and several detachable forms, including applications to veteran’s service organizations and forms necessary to receive military medals, a U.S. flag, Presidential Memorial certificates, military records and other VA burial benefits.

To receive a free Veterans Planning Guide, contact Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services or call (815)544-2616.  One of our funeral professionals will happily deliver and review the guide with you so you can take advantage of all the VA burial benefits you earned through your service.