Stevens Mortuary is proud to honor our nation's military, both active duty and veterans. We also recognize the dedication of our law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders. As such, we offer the "American Patriot" package to all those who are serving, or have served our country in one of these capacities. At Stevens Mortuary, we truly honor the service and sacrifice our veterans and their families have given to this great nation. We take special care to pay lasting tribute to the memory of each and every veteran and their family. As a veteran with a qualifying discharge, the option of being buried in a State or National Cemetery is available. Spouses and dependent children are also eligible, even if they predecease the veteran. The VA cemeteries require a marriage certificate for the spouse and a DD-214 for the veteran to be eligible for services. You may also "pre-register" at the VA cemetery for the burial of the veteran and the spouse. The State of Tennessee also provides the first three (3) death certificates free of charge to the family of a deceased veteran. The benefits listed below are considered "standard" benefits available to all veterans with a qualifying discharge.
Please join us as we honor all the men and women of The United States Armed Forces, living and deceased. No words can express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Please pray for our troops and their families.
Offered only to active, retired and honorably discharged Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and First Responders:
Traditional funeral service/visitation, pre-selected Batesville casket, Doric burial vault, commemorative lid panel OR cremation with memorial service/visitation, pre-selected Dodge urn, and commemorative faceplate
May include the following:
Note: Families may choose to have a presentation of the flag and taps only.
In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:
VA burial allowances are flat-rate monetary benefits that are generally paid at the maximum amount authorized by law for an eligible veteran's burial and funeral costs. The VA may grant additional benefits, including the plot or interment allowance and transportation allowance, if it receives a claim for these benefits. (VA Form 21P-530) The funeral home will supply and fill-out VA Form 21P-530 if the deceased's family is eligible. To qualify, the veteran must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
You can apply by completing VA Form 21P-530 Application for Burial Benefits. The funeral home will fill-out the form and attach a copy of the veteran's DD Form 214 and a certified copy of the death certificate. If transportation expenses are being claimed, a receipt for the expenses paid must also be attached. A claim for non-service connected burial allowance must be filed with VA within 2 years after the date of the veteran's permanent burial or cremation. There is NO time limit for the service-connected burial allowance, plot or interment allowance. If the family has any concerns or questions, they may contact the VA at 1-800-827-1000. Families may also want to inquire if they are eligible for any state benefits for survivors of veterans. Some of the benefits may be as below:
Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:
*NOTE: At this time the National Cemetery in Knoxville does not have burial space available.
Stevens Mortuary Inc. | (865) 524-0331
1304 Oglewood Avenue, Knoxville, TN
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