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DD214
  • Search for document to verify services for necessary funeral arrangements.

Free County Graves
  • Cleveland Memorial Gardens and West Park Cemeteries have graves located in veteran's sections for indigent veterans only.

Indigent Burial Benefit
  • Veteran has no savings or insurance to cover the expense of his/her funeral.
  • Family has no funds to pay the funeral bill in full.
  • Funeral Home applies for benefit, maximum paid $999.00
  • Funeral bill must not exceed $4,925.00.

VA Burial Benefit
  • Veteran was in receipt of pension or compensation from the VA or died in a VA facility or VA contracted nursing home.

Burial Flag
  • The VA provides a U.S. flag at no cost, to drape the casket of a veteran who served honorably in the armed forces.
  • The funeral home can arrange this for you.

Government Headstone
  • The Department of Veterans Services provides the headstone at no charge. We will assist in filling out the application.
  • If a veteran's grave marker needs to be reset, please notify the cemetery superintendent.

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
  • Referrals done daily.  

Blue Star Service Banner
  • Families of service members that are called up to active duty in the military are entitled to a banner if they reside in Cuyahoga County.

Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • A certificate which bears the President's signature expressing the country's grateful recognition of the veteran's service in the armed forces. Applications are taken daily in our office.
  • Supplied by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Military Honors
  • Locates DD214's for department or funeral homes to order military honors.
  • Assists families with arranging memorial services.

**For information email: lrutkowski@cuyahogacounty.us