Tuesday March 22, 2016 | 2016 Federal Budget
2016 Federal Budget
Chapter 5 > Last Post Fund
The Last Post Fund program provides financial assistance to the estates of eligible deceased veterans towards the cost of burial and for funeral services.
To expand eligibility for the program to more families of low-income veterans, Budget 2016 proposes to increase the estate exemption for the Last Post Fund from roughly $12,000 to roughly $35,000, and apply an annual cost of living adjustment to the estate exemption going forward.