Passare Announces Comprehensive Resource for United States Veterans and Servicemembers

November 11, 2014
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New eBook Gives Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers Insights on Programs, Services and Benefits 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 11, 2014 – Passare, Inc., a trusted and relevant source for End-of-Life planning and management, today announced the availability of its recent eBook, “Understanding U.S. Veteran Benefits and Services.” As the latest addition to a compelling Passare series focused on helping people better understand End-of-Life planning, this eBook is timed to honor our many service representatives on Veteran’s Day and offers a detailed overview of eligibility and benefits, claims, programs and services available to veterans, active duty servicemembers and their families.

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Understanding Eligibility

Eligible U.S. military veterans and servicemembers are entitled to many benefits for their service to this country. According to the eBook, those eligible include active and retired servicemembers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, the Coast Guard and the National Guard or reserve servicemembers. Available benefits depend upon many considerations, including military unit service or service-related injuries.

In addition, Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) offer an extensive list of benefits for veterans. These include benefits for healthcare and education, home loan guarantees, pensions, compensation, aid and assistance programs, financial counseling, online will preparation services, grief counseling services, and more.

End-of-Life Benefits and Services

Veterans and service members also qualify for a memorial service, if requested. The military may provide a color guard, pallbearers, rifle detail, or even a military flyover. During a Funerals Honors ceremony, a minimum of two uniformed personnel must be present to present the burial flag to the family. Additional burial benefits to honor veterans include headstones, markers, Presidential Memorial Certifications, gravesite maintenance, and a guaranteed burial space in any of the 131 National Cemeteries.

The services and benefits a Veteran receives are also extended to his or her family. VA compensation and pension benefit programs include tax-free, monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents.  In addition, the VA provides financial resources to help eligible Veterans and their beneficiaries manage End-of-Life planning costs. This includes free, professional financial advice to beneficiaries, online will preparation services, and a fiduciary program.

Additional Resources

Passare’s “Understanding U.S. Veteran Benefits and Services” is a comprehensive resource of available benefits, resources dependent and survivor benefits, survivor pension benefits, and more. The eBook also includes a Frequently Asked Questions document with links and contact information, as well as specific instructions on how to apply for benefits and services.

“U.S. Veterans know about protecting and serving their country. With this resource, they can continue to protect those they love, even after they’re gone,” said Dorian J. Carr, Veterans Service Representative for the City and County of San Francisco and Passare Expert Panel Member. “The veteran benefits and services outlined in the Passare eBook assist our veterans and servicemembers in understanding what they have earned. Having this understanding not only helps to ensure that their loved ones’ futures will be secure, but also that their legacies will be honored.”

Passare, Inc. delivers monthly digital newsletters aimed at helping consumers navigate the many topics related to End-of-Life planning.  They maintain a robust library of trusted resources on end-of-life topics, from wills, life insurance and grief support, to healthcare and funeral options. For more information, visithttp://www.passare.com.

About Passare:

Passare, Inc. is the industry’s first and most comprehensive End-of-Life Management Platform. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, the privately held company is leveraging technology to transform both the way funeral homes will operate in the 21st century and the service experience for families. Passare eases the emotional, financial, and logistical burden on families by guiding them through one of life’s most important passages with greater simplicity and peace of mind. For more information, please visit http://www.passare.com.

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