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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Burial and Memorial Benefits

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420

Distance: 253 Miles

(800) 535-1117

Website

http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/index.asp

Service Details

Description

Burial benefits, at no cost to the family, include:
* A gravesite in any national cemeteries with available space
* Opening and closing of the grave
* Perpetual care
* Government headstone or marker
* Burial flag
* Presidential Memorial Certificate


Cremated remains are buried or interned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.


Burial benefits available, at no cost to the family, for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include:
* Burial with the veteran
* Perpetual care
* Spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the veteran's headstone
Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.


Features

  • Area Served by County
    • Aitkin County 
    • Anoka County 
    • Becker County 
    • Beltrami County 
    • Benton County 
    • Big Stone County 
    • Blue Earth County 
    • Brown County 
    • Carlton County 
    • Carver County 
    • Cass County 
    • Chippewa County 
    • Chisago County 
    • Clay County 
    • Clearwater County 
    • Cook County 
    • Cottonwood County 
    • Crow Wing County 
    • Dakota County 
    • Dodge County 
    • Douglas County 
    • Faribault County 
    • Fillmore County 
    • Freeborn County 
    • Goodhue County 
    • Grant County 
    • Hennepin County 
    • Houston County 
    • Hubbard County 
    • Isanti County 
    • Itasca County 
    • Jackson County 
    • Kanabec County 
    • Kandiyohi County 
    • Kittson County 
    • Koochiching County 
    • Lac qui Parle County 
    • Lake County 
    • Lake of the Woods County 
    • Le Sueur County 
    • Lincoln County 
    • Lyon County 
    • Mahnomen County 
    • Marshall County 
    • Martin County 
    • McLeod County 
    • Meeker County 
    • Mille Lacs County 
    • Morrison County 
    • Mower County 
    • Murray County 
    • Nicollet County 
    • Nobles County 
    • Norman County 
    • Olmsted County 
    • Otter Tail County 
    • Pennington County 
    • Pine County 
    • Pipestone County 
    • Polk County 
    • Pope County 
    • Ramsey County 
    • Red Lake County 
    • Redwood County 
    • Renville County 
    • Rice County 
    • Rock County 
    • Roseau County 
    • Scott County 
    • Sherburne County 
    • Sibley County 
    • St. Louis County 
    • Statewide 
    • Stearns County 
    • Steele County 
    • Stevens County 
    • Swift County 
    • Todd County 
    • Traverse County 
    • Wabasha County 
    • Wadena County 
    • Waseca County 
    • Washington County 
    • Watonwan County 
    • Wilkin County 
    • Winona County 
    • Wright County 
    • Yellow Medicine County 
  • Specialization
    • Family 
    • Older adults 
    • Veteran 

Eligibility

The National Cemetery Scheduling Office has the primary responsibility for verifying eligibility for burial in VA national cemeteries.


Application Instructions

To schedule a burial in all Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries, please contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office.


Area Served

Nationwide


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Crisis Line - Veteran Crisis / Suicide Prevention 988
Toll Free (800) 827-1000

Last Update

2/19/2024

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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