38 CFR 3.1603 - Authority for burial of certain unclaimed bodies.

§ 3.1603 Authority for burial of certain unclaimed bodies.
If the body of a deceased veteran is unclaimed, there being no relatives or friends to claim the body, and there is burial allowance entitlement which is not based on § 3.1600(b)(3), the amount provided for burial and plot or interment allowance will be available for the burial upon receipt of a claim accompanied by a statement showing what efforts were made to locate relatives or friends. The question of escheat of any part of such deceased veteran's estate is not a factor in such a claim. Burial allowance may be authorized for cost of disinterment and reburial of unclaimed remains originally accorded pauper burial but not for initial expenses of a burial in a potter's field. Burial in a prison cemetery is not considered a pauper burial.
[48 FR 41162, Sept. 14, 1983]
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U.S. Code: Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
U.S. Code: Title 38 - VETERANS’ BENEFITS
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Title 38 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 38 CFR Part 3 after this date.

  • 2015-08-13; vol. 80 # 156 - Thursday, August 13, 2015
    1. 80 FR 48450 - Additional Compensation on Account of Children Adopted Out of Veteran's Family
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      Final rule.
      This rule is effective September 14, 2015.
      38 CFR Part 3