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Veterans Burial Benefits
We are pleased to assist you and your family with burial benefits for Veterans and their dependents. Normally a copy of the Honorable Discharge (Form DD 214) is needed and we will help you obtain one if yours cannot be located.
For Burial in a National Cemetery
Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.
Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veterans headstone, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.
For Burial in a Private Cemetery
Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery include a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. There are not any benefits available to spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery.
No special forms are required when requesting burial in a VA national cemetery. We will contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at the time of need to schedule an interment. Interments can be scheduled Mondays through Fridays.
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