`In time of need’, the Funeral Home contacts the National Scheduling Office(NSO) in St. Louis, MO, phone number 1-800-535-1117, and tells them it is a pre-need case.
All the pre-need letter does is let the Veteran and Surviving Spouse know if they died the day that letter is dated, they are eligible.
Of course they could lose their eligibility if they commit a capital crime, or if Congress changes the laws.
On the flipside, pre-need applicants that are not eligible today might be eligible in the future if Congress changes the law.
Pre-need does not guarantee burial in any specific National Cemetery and it does not reserve a space in any particular National Cemetery. It just lets them know that if they died the day they did the pre-need, they would be eligible. It’s just for peace of mind.
The National Cemetery Administration is a “time-of-need” service and will take good care of both the Veteran and Surviving Spouse when the time comes.
WESTERN NEW YORK NATIONAL CEMETERY - FUNERAL HOME and NEXT of KIN GUIDANCE
NEW YORK STATE - REQUEST FOR NYARNG MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS - DMNA_FORM_86
Below are DRONE fly over of the WNY National Cemetery showing the progress that has been made in its development; please share with your fellow veteran and families;
https://youtu.be/tZGsvKN8iWQ - 20 APR 20
https://youtu.be/PEblvB2sdao - 20 APR 20
https://youtu.be/QoZF0hScHSI - 13 MAY 20
https://youtu.be/z99W8bNULmk - 09 JUN 20
https://youtu.be/lg4fXd0zuXU Part 1: 17 AUG 20
https://youtu.be/FnUJD6wmNI0 Part 2: 17 AUG 20
https://youtu.be/3hhVy7ixqLw - 20 SEP 20
https://youtu.be/v296gMZ_yw4 - 10 MAR 21