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NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF MILITARY & NAVAL AFFAIRS

MILITARY FORCES HONOR GUARD

 

STATE MILITARY FORCES HONOR GUARD MISSION

 

bullet Provide New York State military veteransí with appropriate military internment honors
bullet Perform Honor Guard, state funeral, and other state ceremonial functions
bullet Assist and instruct veteran service organizations in performing appropriate burial ceremonies

 

THE MILITARY FORCES HONOR GUARD CAN PROVIDE

 

bullet 4 Man Honor Guard
bullet OIC/NCOIC - Flag presenter
bullet 3 man flag folding detail
bullet Play taps (recorded)
bullet Fold flag
bullet Present flag to next-of-kin

 

VETERAN'S BURIAL CRITERIA

 

bullet Service member who served in the active military, naval, or air service and were discharged under honorable conditions (DD Form 214 or equivalent required)
bullet Current members of the New York National Guard who pass away (Unit verification/Regional Coordinator)
bullet Former New York National Guard members who are currently receiving a military retirement pension or are eligible for retired pay at age sixty (60) (NGB Form 22/Regional Coordinator)

 

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

bullet Northern Region -- 75 mile radius from Albany
bullet Southern Region -- 75 mile radius from Valhalla
bullet Western Region -- 75 mile radius from Buffalo

 

CONTACT NUMBER
Army & National Guard Veterans - Albany area (518) 786-4906
Marine Corp Veterans (518) 228-5666
Navy Veterans (860) 694-3475
Coast Guard Veterans (216) 902-6117

Funeral Directors must make the necessary arrangements
 for Military Forces Honor Guard services.

 

FEDERAL BURIAL BENEFITS

 

bullet HEADSTONES & MARKERS: (VA Form 40-1330)
bullet Headstones or markers are provided for the unmarked graves of veterans in private and Government cemeteries around the world
bullet For eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, post or state veterans cemeteries

 

bullet BURIAL FLAGS: (VA Form 21-2008)
bullet The VA provides a United States flag to drape over a veteranís casket
bullet After the funeral service, the flag may be given to the next of kin or close associate of the deceased
bullet The next of kin may keep or donate the flag to a national cemetery for the Avenue of Flags program
bullet Flags are issued at VA regional offices, post offices and national cemeteries

 
bullet REIMBURSEMENT OF BURIAL EXPENSES: (VA Form 21-530)
bullet VA will pay a burial allowance up to $2000 if the veteranís death is service connected.  In some instances, VA will also pay the cost of transporting the remains of a service-disabled veteran to the national cemetery.  In such cases, the person who bore the veteranís burial expenses may claim reimbursement from VA
bullet VA will pay a $300 burial and funeral expense allowance for veterans who, at the time of death, were entitled to receive pension or compensation or would have been entitled to compensation but for receipt of military retirement pay. Eligibility may also be established when death occurs in a VA facility, a nursing home under VA contract or a state nursing home. Additional costs of transportation of the remains may be paid. There is no time limit for filing reimbursement claims of service connected deaths. In non-service connected deaths, claims must be filed within two (2) years after permanent burial or cremation.
bullet VA will pay a $300 plot allowance when a veteran is not buried in a cemetery that is under US government jurisdiction under the following circumstances:
bullet The veteran was discharged from active duty because of disability incurred or aggravated in line of duty
bullet The veteran was in receipt of compensation or pension or would have been in receipt of compensation but for receipt of military retired pay
bullet Or the veteran died while hospitalized by VA

 

     

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