Veterans Burial Instructions

1. A deceased service person is defined as any person, at the time of death, serving in, or having served in and been honorably separated from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, (1) during any war in which the United States has been, is now or shall hereafter be engaged, or (2) in a zone where a campaign or state or condition of war (established by the records of the Department of Defense of the Federal Government) then existed. (Section 1908, “The County Code” of 1955, as amended).

2. Application must be made by the personal representative, if any, of the deceased service person, and if no such personal representative has qualified then by any next of kin, individual, or veterans’ organization, who or which assumes responsibility for the cost of burial of the body. (Section 1911, “The County Code” of 1955, as amended).

3. Application must be made within one year from the date of death, except where the deceased service person died while in the service when application may be made at any time thereafter.

4. The application must be FULLY completed, and the following legible documents must be attached to this application:

(a) Official Death Certificate

(b) Veteran’s DD 214

(c) Copy of funeral bill

(d) Proof of legal residency of Franklin County

5. Mail completed application with supporting documents to:

Franklin County Veterans Affairs
425 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202 


*Funeral Directors: Please ensure PART IV is filled out completely, specifically section C & D.

*Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned to sender.



Every person making a false oath may be guilty of a felony of the third degree pursuant to the Pennsylvania Criminal Code and will be subject to punishment pursuant to the terms thereof (Section 1, Act of December 6, 1972, P.L. 18 PA C.S.A. Sections 4902, 4903).


Application for Burial Allowance

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