VA funeral charges
October 22, 2006 7:48 PM Subscribe
My father-in-law who's a Korean War vet has full VA benefits. Still is there anything I need to look out for so as not to get shafted by funeral/cremation companies?
Short story is my father-in-law, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, died a couple of days ago. The whole process of setting up his funeral and cremation is really new to us.
I don't want to blindly assume that the Veterans Administration will cover it all. I've heard a lot of horror stories about the funeral industry, so I'm concerned about getting stuck with charges, services, etc that the VA will not cover, and the funeral homes requiring to turn over things like -our- SS number and other info that could later be used by a collection agency.
For what it's worth, we're dealing with a funeral home in Houston... it was on a list given to us by the hospital where he died, and they said there was no government sponsored funeral home.
My wife says the funeral home she picked is nice, almost too nice, so she's a little on guard.
So has anyone else gone through this?