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Burial and Survivor Benefits for Veterans

Learn about burial and survivor benefits for veterans and how to access them.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền . Eligible vets include those who received a VA pension or disability compensation when they were alive. The burial allowance can help pay for burial, funeral, and transportation costs.


Military Funeral Honors and Memorial Items

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnAlmost all veterans can receive at no cost. They are also usually eligible for free memorial items including:

  • Headstones, markers, and medallions

  • Burial flag

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnPresidential Memorial Certificate

Learn . 

Burial in National and State Veterans Cemeteries

VA National Cemeteries

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền is typically open to:

  • Veterans of the armed forces

  • Service members who died while on active duty

  • A veteran’s spouse

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnA veteran’s minor child


If you’re a veteran or the spouse of one, you can apply to .  If you do, you’ll get a pre-need decision letter confirming your eligibility. This will make it much easier on your family when they schedule your burial. 

Normally, the process to schedule a burial starts with verifying the deceased's eligibility. 

Arlington National Cemetery

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền is stricter than for other national cemeteries. Only active duty, military retirees, former prisoners of war, and recipients of the Purple Heart and other top awards may be buried at Arlington.

See how to . 

State Veterans Cemeteries

Requirements for burial in a state veterans cemetery are like those for VA cemeteries. They may also have residency requirements. 


Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnTo schedule a burial at a state veterans cemetery, contact the cemetery directly.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnVeterans - You can sign-up for for a limited time after you’re discharged. 

  • Survivor Benefits Plans for Military Retirees

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYour pension ends when you die unless you sign up for a survivor (death) benefit plan when you retire. The plan offers a monthly annuity for your survivors. 

    • Active-duty retirees can enroll in the military’s .

    • Reserve and National Guard retirees can enroll in the .

    If you’re the survivor of a:

    • Department of Defense military retiree, report the death to the

    • Coast Guard retiree, contact the

    Benefits for Survivors of Veterans

    You may qualify for if you are the survivor of a: 

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnService member or veteran whose death was service-connected

    • Veteran whose total disability was service-connected but their death was not

    For more information, contact the VA.

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    Last Updated: April 22, 2021