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VA BURIAL BENEFITS The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding benefits to
help pay for veterans’ end-of-life expenses, the VA announced Friday. The expanded
benefits include reimbursements for transporting remains to state and tribal veterans
cemeteries, which is in addition to previously eligible national cemeteries; allowances
for VA plots or interments for tribal organizations; and higher payments for non-service-
connected burial benefits, according to a press release from the agency available at