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Honoring Our Veterans

 

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

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Cash Benefits for Veterans

 

Benefits for veterans who die at a Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital

 
  1. Gets $300 burial or cremation allowance.
  2. Gets $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  3. Gets transportation from VA hospital (our charges reimbursed).
  4. Gets transportation to place of interment or services (our charges reimbursed).

 

Benefits for veterans who die outside a VA Hospital

Scenario #1
You are receiving a VA service connected disability pension.

 
  1. VA service connected disability pension. Gets $300 burial/cremation allowance.
  2. Gets $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  3. If your disability is service connected, transportation will be paid only if buried in a National Cemetery.

 

Scenario #2
VA assistance or support pension.

 
  1. VA support pension. Gets $300 burial/cremation allowance.
  2. Gets $300 plot allowance if they don’t use a National Cemetery.
  3. No transport money is allowed, ever.

 

Scenario #3
100% service connected veteran.

 
  1. Must have died from service connection. If so, up to $2,000 is reimbursed to family for funeral/cremation costs.

 

Benefits for all veterans and spouses

 
  • All Vets and their spouses with honorable discharge and with one day of active duty are entitled to free cemetery property, headstone, Opening & Closing, and perpetual care at any National Cemetery.
  • Honorably discharged veteran serving any length of time before 9/7/80.
  • Veterans entering service after this time must serve 24 months of continuous active duty or for the full time for which the person was called to active duty.

 

 

Affordable Burial Choices at HW OLDHAM FUNERAL HOME

 

Each Complete Funeral Service Includes:

 
  • High-quality casket with choice of color. We offer caskets by Batesville, Cardinal Casket, & Astral.
  • Removal from place of death.
  • Securing permits and documents.
  • Professional services of funeral director and staff.
  • Embalming and preparation of the body for "open casket" viewing.
  • Funeral service conducted at your church or graveside locally.
  • Visitation held prior to start of service.
  • Funeral coach.
  • All transportation within Polk County.
  • One Certified Death Certificate.
  • Casket spray of flowers, guest register book, 100 memorial folders.

 

Basic

You may use either of these caskets in the $3,845

 


Matthews Baron Silver
20 Gauge Non-Gasketed


Astral Truman Browntone
20 Gauge Non-Gasketed

 

Standard

You may use any of these caskets in the $4,545 Funeral Service. Optional caskets illustrated are Astral's Franklin Blue (or Matthews Mercury Blue), Franklin White (or Astral Treemont White), Franklin Coppertone (or Astral Treemont Coppertone) and Astral's Franklin Silver (or Matthews Mercury Silver). Whatever's available upon request.

 


Matthews Mercury Blue
20 Gauge Gasketed


Astral Treemont White
20 Gauge Gasketed


Astral Treemont Coppertone
20 Gauge Gasketed


Matthews Mercury Silver
20 Gauge Gasketed

 

Premium

You may use any of these caskets in the $5,145 Funeral Service

 


Matthews Shellbrook Cherry


Matthews Valencia Orchid
20 Gauge Gasketed


Astral Carlton Pine


Astral V-Ray Metallic Blue
20 Gauge Gasketed

 


Astral Liberty Silver
20 Gauge Gasketed

 

Military

You may use any of these caskets in the $6,345 Funeral Service. All 18 Gauge Seal Caskets - Velvet Interior.

 


Army
Also available in black


Navy
Also available in black


Air Force


Marines

 

 

Burial At Sea

 

Casket or Cremation

Burial at sea is not just an ancient tradition practiced by mariners of old; it is a means of final disposition of a casket or cremated remains. This benefit is largely unknown but is still utilized by active duty members, retirees, and honorably discharged veterans of all branches of the United States military.

Burial at sea services are performed on Naval vessels while deployed on official maneuvers. Therefore, it’s impossible for the family to be present. We do request the ceremony to be videotaped and photographed. After the ceremony, the family is notified by the commanding officer of the vessel, the date, time, longitude, and latitude of the committal service.

Deceased individuals eligible for this program are (1) members and retirees of the uniformed services; (2) veterans discharged under honorable conditions; (3) U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command; and (4) dependents of members, retirees, and veterans of the uniformed services.

Cremation burial at sea package includes cremation, required container, package and mail to the US Navy and a wood flag case for the flag once it has returned. All at $1,335.

Casket burial at sea package includes all local transportation, body preparation, required casket, airfare to Norfolk, VA and all special preparations required by the Navy. All at $4,385.

 

 

"Simple" Direct Cremation

 

"Just Simple Cremation"                                                            $725

Our charge for simple cremation (without ceremony) includes transportation from place of death anywhere in the Polk County area, administrative and staff services, refrigeration, cremation container, cremation and filing of death certificate. In order that our clients may have a high degree of confidence in the cremation process, we have developed this “Just Simple Cremation Process” that your family may take an active part in.

 

Cremation with a Memorial Service                                        $1,525

Our charge for cremation with a memorial service includes transportation from place of death anywhere in the Polk County area, administrative and staff services, refrigeration, cremation container, cremation and filing of death certificate. Memorial service in your church or cemetery chapel.

 

Traditional Funeral with Cremation to Follow                         $2,975

Complete funeral at our chapel (other locations in Polk County are additional to be quoted), visitation period, use of solid oak rental casket, 100 memorial folders, guest register book, 25 thank you cards.

 

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