Headstones and Markers

VA can furnish a monument to mark the grave of an eligible veteran.

Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC)

VA can provide a PMC for eligible recipients

Burial Flag

VA can provide an American flag to drape an eligible veteran's casket.

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 reimburse up to $300 for burial and funeral expenses and $745 for a burial plot. (There is no time limit to claim reimbursement of burial expenses for a service-related death. In other cases, a claim must be filed within 2 years of the death of the veteran.)

Burial in a VA National Cemetery

Most veterans and some dependents can be buried in a VA national cemetery.

Burial Benefits and Other Memorial Programs