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Burial Benefits

Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of the 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for a burial allowance.

Use the following links for more information. 

To Find a Cemetery:

Determining Eligibility:

Burial Allowance:
For more information on burial and plot allowances, click here to download the Fact Sheet

Application for Burial Benefits

GraveSite Locator:

Scheduling a Burial:

Preparing in Advance:
Gravesites in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries cannot be reserved in advance. You should advise your family of your wishes and where your discharge papers are kept. These papers are very important in establishing your eligibility. Funeral homes can assist you in making burial arrangements at a national cemetery.