@ J. Evans answered...
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Only $350 for the funeral home service of transport, embalming, dressing and prepping body, casket, death certificate and obituary. The cheapest cost for these funeral home services was $3,500 and the VA Grant because dad was on his VA Aid and Assistance pension stipend for a terminal illness, he was qualified to receive the benefit grant of $350 towards the funeral home services cost. If a veteran is not on their Aid and Assistance pension stipend when they die they do not qualify for the benefit. Of course the military funeral/burial with honors at closest National Cemetery (in dad's case it was Fort Gibson National Cemetery) is free for the veteran. It is just the funeral home costs that are not covered in full for the veteran and they have to qualify as stated above for the $350 grant towards the funeral home service cost.
It has been more than a month since dad passed and the funeral home his holding his body hostage for full payment and refuses to work with us on payment arrangements. We did receive a grant from a local veteran's group, Shout for America of $500 and another $200 from an on line fund raiser where we were trying to raise the balance needed to pay off the funeral home in full. So they now have been paid 1/3 of their bill of $3.500 and they still refuse to release dad's body (a Bronze Star recipient) to Fort Gibson for his military funeral/burial with honors. So depressed from the additional despair the funeral home has added to our grief. We have no death certificate and no closure.