VA burial benefits and memorial items
VA burial benefits can help service members, Veterans, and their family members plan and pay for a burial or memorial service in a VA national cemetery. Family members can also order memorial items to honor the service of a Veteran. Find out how to apply for the burial benefits you've earned, and how to plan for a burial in advance or at time of need.
Get Veterans burial benefits
Find out if you qualify for burial in a VA national cemetery and for other burial honors.
Pre-need burial eligibility determination
Apply for a pre-need eligibility decision letter. This can help you pre-plan for burial in a VA national cemetery, and make the process easier for your family members in their time of need.
Veterans burial allowance
Learn how to apply for a burial allowance to help pay for a Veteran's funeral services, burial, and transportation costs.
Find out how to apply for grave markers, headstones, Presidential Memorial Certificates, and other memorial items to honor a Veteran's service.
Benefits for spouse and dependents (VA DIC)
Learn about getting VA disability benefits for a surviving spouse or a dependent child or parent.
See if you qualify for grief counseling and transition support after the loss of an active-duty Servicemember, Reservist, or National Guard Soldier.
Plan a burial
Schedule a burial for a Veteran or family member
Get step-by-step guidance on how to request and apply for a burial in a VA national cemetery, or in a state or tribal government Veterans cemetery.
Find a national, state, or tribal government Veterans cemetery
Search for national, state, or tribal government Veterans cemeteries.
Request military records (DD214)
View and print documents from your official military personnel file (including your DD214).
More information and resources
VA national cemetery daily burial schedule
Find the date, time, and location of the committal service for the scheduled burial of a Veteran, spouse, or other eligible family member.
VA survivor benefits rates (VA DIC)
View current dependency and indemnity compensation rates for surviving spouses and children.
Parents Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) rates
View current survivor benefit rates for parents.
Replace medals, awards, and decorations
Visit the National Archives website to find out how to request replacement medals, awards, and decorations.
Search historical military records (National Archives)
Visit the National Archives website to research military records from the Revolutionary War to the present.
Veteran grave locator
Find a Veteran's or family member's grave in a VA national cemetery, or in a state or tribal Veterans cemetery.
VA burial benefits FAQ
Find answers to common questions about VA burial benefits and memorial items.
What to expect at a military funeral
Prepare for a military funeral by learning about what happens at a committal service in a VA national cemetery.