Burial Benefits

The Veterans Administration offers certain benefits and services to honor our Nation's deceased veterans.

  • Headstones and Marker: The VA can furnish a monument to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran.
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC): May be provided to eligible recipients.
  • Burial Flag to drape an eligible veteran's casket.
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses: Generally, a burial allowance of up to $2,000 for veterans who die of service-related causes. For certain other veterans, $300 payment towards burial and funeral expenses and $300 for a plot.
  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery: Most veterans and some dependents can be buried in a VA national cemetery.

Time Limits: There is no time limit for claiming reimbursement of burial expenses for a service-related death. In other cases, claims must be filed within 2 years of the veteran's burial.