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Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is one of California's most beautiful historic buildings. We are a Crematory, Columbarium, and one of the top cremation service providers in Northern California.

Cemetery and Funeral Benefits for Military Veterans

Military funeral

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, it’s likely that you are overwhelmed. However, you don’t have to grieve alone; there are many ways that your funeral home can assist you during this time. There are also unique benefits for military veterans who have passed. Here is a brief overview of benefits and services available to you if your recently deceased loved one was a veteran:

Burial Allowance

A burial allowance is a partial reimbursement of a veteran’s cremation or burial and funeral costs. The amounts given will vary, depending if the death was service-related:

· Active-Duty Deaths: All costs will be covered by the military.

· Service-Related Deaths: Veterans’ Affairs (VA) will pay up to $2,000 toward burial and funeral costs.

· Non-Service Related Deaths: V.A. will pay up to $300 for burial and funeral allowances and up to $300 for plot interment (up to $600 total). Under the Veterans’ Benefit Act of 2010, any deaths that occur after Oct. 1, 2011 will receive up to $700 for burial allowances and up to $700 for plot interment.

· Eligibility: The veteran cannot have been dishonorably discharged. There is no time limit for filing under service-related deaths. Non-service related deaths should be filed for reimbursement within two years.

Other Benefits

· Burial in a national veteran cemetery may be granted. Spouses are also granted the right to be buried in these cemeteries, though space cannot be reserved ahead of time, and plots next to the deceased spouse are not guaranteed.

· Perpetual care for the grave, a government headstone or marker, burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate are given to the family at no cost.

· A Military Honors Funeral service is available for veterans upon the family’s request. This includes the folding of the burial flag and the playing of Taps.

If you have lost a loved one who was a military veteran, Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland can help with your funeral preparation, burial, or cremation needs. We offer a variety of veteran’s services for the deceased. To learn more, call us today at (510) 654-0123.

More About Chapel Of The Chimes In Oakland With These Excellent Resources

Final Home Coming

Chapel of the Chimes is one of California’s most beautiful historic buildings, and we offer some of the Bay Area’s most desired cremation services. Follow these links to learn more about our long history as well as our upcoming summer events:

  • For an overview of Chapel of the Chimes’ history, read this article.
     
  • Renowned architect Julia Morgan designed over 700 buildings in her lifetime. Find out more about her life and projects on this page.
     
  • An associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, Aaron Green designed Chapel of the Chimes Oakland’s mausoleums. Learn more about his life by reading this resource.
     
  • Chapel of the Chimes hosts a music festival every summer solstice called Garden of Memory. Read about this event on this page.
     
  • If you like jazz music, you might want to check out our Jazz at the Chimes events. Read this article to learn more.

For more information on the end-of-life services we can provide for your deceased loved one, contact Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland by calling (510) 654-0123 or visiting our website.

Did you Make it to our Summer Solstice Event?

Chapel of the Chimes is one of the top cremation service providers in Northern California. Our historic building houses chapels, columbaria, and mausoleums, making our facilities both beautiful and peaceful. Each summer solstice, we play host to a spectacular musical event.  Our Summer Solstice event took place last month, but if you missed it, you'll have another chance next summer.

Walk the halls of Chapel of the Chimes in this video to glimpse what the summer solstice festival is for yourself. Marvel at the building’s intricate stonework, indoor gardens, and vaulted glass ceilings while you experience the eclectic sounds of musicians from all over the Bay Area.

Chapel of the Chimes, in Oakland, is the Bay Area’s most desired cremation venue. We also provide other end-of-life services. Call us at (510) 654-0123 to learn more about our beautiful facilities.

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