Honoring and Caring for Veterans at the End of Life. Minnesota Hospice Provider Guide to Veteran Hospice and Palliative Care Services. Hospice Provider Tool Kit. Minnesota Hospice Provider Guide to Veteran Hospice and Palliative Care Services. End of Life Statistics Pertaining to Veterans
at the End of Life
Hospice Provider Tool Kit
End of Life Statistics Pertaining to Veterans
Issues Related to Veterans
28,000 veterans/yr die as VA inpatients
76,000 enrolled veterans/year die outside VA facilities
Emotional and Spiritual components
VA Home Hospice Benefit
Veteran Eligibility: Check with the Veterans service officer for your county at:
The Veteran’s eligibility is determined by the Veteran’s Administration through an enrollment process. To receive benefits, all veterans must be enrolled.
Veteran Eligibility Continued
Veteran General Information:
Veteran Must enroll for benefits:
Veteran’s Benefits Phone (National)
State VA website:
Benefits for Reservists and National Guard:
Reservists and National Guard members who were called to active duty by a Federal Executive Order may qualify for VA health care benefits. Returning service members, including Reservists and National Guard members who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations have special eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for two years following discharge from active duty.
21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks
Who may qualify for Hospice?
VA Benefit for Hospice Inpatient Services (Inpatient Options that require pre-approval)
Many VA facilities have special beds/suites dedicated for provision of hospice and palliative care.
How Does the Veteran Obtain Hospice and Palliative Care?
Providers would refer the patient/caregiver to local VA enrollment service.
Referral Process for Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice Agencies should contact ChampVA or Tricare to determine coverage for individual veteran.
Veteran Burial Benefits:
Mission: To honor veterans with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service to our nation
Burial Benefits Continued
For questions about burial details for,
Who can be buried in a VA cemetery?
Veteran Eligibility Criteria For Death Benefits
24 months of active duty
24 months of active duty
Not guilty of capital offense
Burial Benefits in a private cemetery:
Contact Veterans Benefits
Veteran Burial Benefits in a National Cemetery
Burial Allowances: Contact Veteran’s Benefits
Additional Hyperlink/Resource Page
Contacting CHAMPVA: Phone: 1-800-733-8387;
Contacting Tricare: Phone: 1-888-874-9378 or website:
Contacting NHPCO: Phone: 1-800-658-8898;
Contacting Hospice MN: Phone: (651) 659-0423 or toll free: (800) 214-9597;