Veterans Corner

Many of us take out insurance to protect our loved ones after death. Be informed that the VA provides memorial and burial benefits for all veterans other than those who were dishonorably discharged.

If the cause of death was service connected, the VA will pay $2,000 for burial expenses. If the cause of death was not service connected, the VA will pay $700 towards burial expenses.  To obtain reimbursement, retain all your receipts for burial expenses, submit them with VA Form 21-530 “Application For Burial Benefits.” The form may be obtained from Scott F. McKee, American Legion DSO, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., RM 5201 Los Angeles, CA 90024; phone (310) 473-6534, fax (310) 479-4641 or email:
Submitted by Andy GERO

Andy Gero is a life member of the VFW, Post 1614 and the American Legion Post 288 in La Crescenta. He may be reached through the CV Weekly,

(818) 248-2740, or writing the
Crescenta Valley Weekly at 3800 La Crescenta Ave., Suite 101,
La Crescenta, CA 91214.