If you are a veteran, you might have rights to burial benefits. Those benefits can help reduce the cost of funeral and burial arrangements for your family, and you'll want to know about them so you can include them in any estate or funeral planning you do.
Veterans who are in need of benefits because of a traumatic brain injury have to undergo an exam with a qualified doctor. Not all Veterans' Administration doctors are qualified to give this initial exam. In fact, only four types of specialists, including neurosurgeons and neurologists, are included in the list of qualified doctors according to the VA's guidelines. It has recently come to light that some veterans who suffered from a TBI didn't have the initial exam with a qualified doctor. That prompted one lawmaker to demand an inquiry into the ordeal.