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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: 1231 Miles

(800) 535-1117


Service Details


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.


  • Specialization
    • Family 
    • Older adults 
    • Veteran 


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



Phone Numbers

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

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