My brother wanted to use this company as we were planning for my mother’s arrangements. He had recently had some experience with it after the death of his father-in-law and was pleased with them. After looking on yelp, I found the very negative reviews of the walnut creek office and was very concerned. However, now that our transaction with this branch is complete, I have to say we were very pleased. They came to us for the pre-arrangement meeting and we made all the decisions then. When my mom passed, we just had to make one phone call. They took care of the legal notifications and arrived promptly. I was present throughout the pick up and they couldn’t have been more sensitive and thoughtful.I had many questions about the chain of custody and the certainty of receiving the correct remains and they patiently explained their security measures to me in some detail. I was unwilling to have her remains arrive in the mail, and they called me when they were ready. On the day I picked them up, they were as nice and professional as could be and provided all the required documentation. (i later had to take the urn on an airplane, and these papers are required for this and also for internment, so be sure you have them.) I am not sure how the company is structured and if they are different than the Walnut Creek branch, as I thought that was where the original representative was from when we had the interview. However, all of the people we dealt with were good and the service was both satisfactory and reasonable.
Veterans Cremation Benefits
What Every Veteran Should Know About Cremation Benefits
United States Veterans are entitled to be buried or have their ashes interred in any National Cemetery that has available space at no charge. Currently, the Veterans Administration operates 125 national cemeteries, of which 65 are open for new casketed interments and 21 are open to accept cremated remains only. Burial options are limited to those available at a specific cemetery but may include in-ground casket, or interment of cremated remains in a columbarium, in ground or in a scatter garden. The government runs these programs and benefits may change at any time.
Trident Society Helps Plan Your Veteran’s Cremation
Trident Society’s dedicated funeral directors are trained to answer your questions about a veteran’s cremation and help you navigate benefits eligibility and planning. Make your first call to Trident Society for information on both cremation and veteran’s funeral benefits.
You May Be Eligible for Bereavement Benefits
Through the Veterans Administration, Veterans may be eligible for the following benefits:
- $300 reimbursement towards your cremation service
- Free headstones or markers in granite, marble, or bronze
- Presidential Memorial Certificate
To get more information directly from the Veterans Administration, we recommend the following online resources: