Government shutdown could impact military funeral benefits - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Government shutdown could impact military funeral benefits

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BELTON, TX (KXXV) -

Belton funeral homes warn about the potential for military funeral benefits cutting off if the government shutdown continues.

When a military family loses a loved one, the VA pays allowances toward final expenses. While the government shutdown has not yet impacted the benefits, the funds could dry up if a resolution isn’t made on capitol hill.     

Crotty Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Belton helps many military families lay their loved ones to rest. They say the exact time frame remains unclear.

“I know a lot of people are on edge because of what could happen. If they don’t come to a decision, what we’re going to do,” said Jarrah Crotty, owner of Crotty Funeral Home and Cremation Services. “For a government decision to have an effect on people who have served our country. That is something that we definitely need to make sure is taken care of.” 

Central Texas News Now reached out to Veteran Affairs for comment.

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