Applying for Funeral and Burial Benefits
To qualify for assistance under the Funeral and Burial Program, both service-related and financial eligibility criteria will be evaluated. Before approving assistance, the Last Post Fund will conduct a short interview with the Veteran’s next of kin, executor or other responsible person to establish eligibility. When contacting the Last Post Fund to apply for assistance, we recommend you have a Veteran’s military service record and financial information on hand to facilitate the application process. Please note there is a one-year time limit after the Veteran's death to apply for assistance.
Apply Online: An Online Form may be used to supply preliminary information and initiate the application process. Once submitted, a Last Post Fund counsellor will contact you.
Apply by Phone: Our counsellors are available to answer your questions and to assist with the application process, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm EST. Toll Free 1-800-465-7113
Email: General inquiries may be sent to email@example.com
Mailing Address: Written inquiries may be sent to:
Last Post Fund | Fonds du Souvenir
401-505 Boul. René Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, QC, H2Z 1Y7
Reporting an Unmarked Grave
If you have found or are aware of an unmarked Veteran’s grave, please contact the Last Post Fund at 1-800-465-7113 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our counsellors will assist you in gathering the information necessary to determine eligibility to apply for a military marker. Please note that the grave must be unmarked for five years to be eligible for a military headstone through this program.