Services must be for Veterans whose service has been verified by DD-214 or discharge form. If Honors were performed and a stipend was received for a veteran who was not eligible, the VSO must reimburse the money to the Burial Honors Program.
Do not submit DD-214’s with the request form. Simply check the block that service has been verified.
The VSO must not request any payment from the funeral home or family for the honors they are
requesting a stipend for from KDVA.
The VSO is required to submit KDVA Form (01-20), Veterans Service Organization Request for Honors Stipend, which will verify that the veterans group, post, or chapter has performed honors on a given date.
Request for payment must be submitted no later than 90 days after the date of burial services.
Request may be submitted on a monthly basis i.e., all services performed in month of January, but each honor performed must be requested on a separate form.
The Veterans Service Organization, is responsible for obtaining signatures from the Funeral Home Director and Guard Commander or adjuant and submitting KDVA Form (01-20). Do not submit or give the request to the Cemetery.
You can send the completed form to:
email: KDVA-Accounts Payable
Mail: Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs,
ATTN: Burial Honors Program
1111-B Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601
The VSO must list on KDVA Form (01-20) the post name and number that is registered as the Vendor. Veterans groups that perform honors are eligible under the Burial Honors program to receive a stipend of up to $60 for expenses incurred while performing honors. To be eligible to receive the stipend, all Veteran Service Organizations (VSO'S) must be an approved vendor for the State of Kentucky; stipends will be reimbursed as follows:
Full Honors (Flag Folding/Presentation, Firing Detail (3 Firers Minimum), & Taps by Bugle): $60
Rifle Team Firing Detail (3 Firers Minimum), & Taps by Live Bugler or Ceremonial Bugle: $50
Folding and Presenting Flag, (No Firing Detail), & Taps by Live Bugler or Ceremonial Bugle: $35
Folding and Presenting Flag, (No Firing Detail), & Taps by CD: $25
Taps by live Bugler or Ceremonial Bugle $10
Taps by CD or another recording device: $0
Reimbursement for Travel, Uniforms, or Equipment is no longer available.
ATTENTION: There is a NEW Stipend Request Form. Only NEW Stipend Request Forms will be processed for payment. Please destroy any old stipend request forms, as they will no longer be accepted.