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The Everett Veterans Center 3311 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201

The Everett Veterans Center is an organization that is committed not only to helping veterans, but also those they leave behind. Depending on eligibility, surviving spouses or dependent children can apply to receive a Survivor’s Pension. This amount, and the eligibility to apply for it, are largely dependent on the survivor’s income and it factors in the burden of medical expenses related to the death. The Veterans Center can also help surviving families apply for Burial Benefits, which help to cover the cost of funeral expenses. These are awarded depending on the circumstances at the time of death. The officers at the Veterans Center are also able to help facilitate the acquisition of a headstone or marker, honorary flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate to which all honorably discharged veterans are entitled. Another service they provide is organizing an Honor Guard to be present at the funeral service of a veteran.  In addition to these services for officers, The Veterans Center helps by providing bereavement counseling for the families of their clients, as well as those who have lost loved ones serving in active duty. Losing a loved one is never easy and the Veterans Center strives to help families of those who served our country to navigate through a confusing time and receive the assistance they deserve.
Everett Veterans Center
3311 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201 (425) 252-9701
http://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits/

Photos and summary by
Natalie Vause

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