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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Burial Benefits

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1.  Am I eligible for burial benefits? What are my options?

If you served in a branch of the military and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, you may be eligible for burial in a Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery of a State Veterans Cemetery.

Female Veterans married to a Veteran are entitled to their own separate grave, headstone or marker, burial flag, and Presidential Memorial Certificate.  However, they may choose to be buried in the same gravesite as their spouse.

Visit the National Cemetery Administration’s website to locate the nearest VA National Cemetery or State Veterans Cemetery.  For more eligibility information call 1-800-827-1000.  Visit the Arlington National Cemetery’s website for information regarding burial at that location.