Burial Services

Veterans Affairs offers certain benefits and services to honor our nation's deceased veterans.
  • Burial Flag - VA can provide an American flag to drape an eligible veteran's casket.
  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery - Most veterans and some dependents can be buried in a VA national cemetery.
  • Headstones and Markers - VA can furnish a monument to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran.
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) - VA can provide a PMC for eligible recipients.
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses - Generally, VA can pay a burial allowance of $2,000 for veterans who die of service related causes. For certain other veterans, VA can pay $300 for burial and funeral expenses and $300 for a burial plot.
  • Reimbursement Time Limits - There is no time limit to claim reimbursement of burial expenses for a service-related death. In other cases, claims must be filed within two years of the veteran's burial.