There is no life insurance or death benefit through Tricare.  The VA will pay up to $796 towards burial and funeral expenses if they die in a VA hospital, or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses if not hospitalized in a VA hospital at the time of death, and a $796 plot allowance if not buried in national cemetery.

Unfortunately, a lot of veterans think the government is going to “take care of everything” and that’s just not the case.