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Are you eligible for Burial Benefits reimbursement?
Do you meet the following requirements?
Paid for a Veteran’s burial or funeral, AND
Not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased Veteran’s employer, AND
The Veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, AND
The Veteran died because of a service-related disability, OR
The Veteran was receiving VA pension or compensation at the time of death, OR
The Veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation, but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay, OR
The Veteran died while hospitalized by VA, or while receiving care under VA contract at a non-VA facility, OR
The Veteran died while traveling under proper authorization and at VA expense to or from a specified place for the purpose of examination, treatment, or care, OR
The Veteran had an original or reopened claim pending at the time of death and has been found entitled to compensation or pension from a date prior to the date or death, OR
The Veteran died on or after October 9, 1996, while a patient at a VA-approved state nursing home.
All Honorably Discharged Veterans are Entitled to The Following Benefits
Presidential Memorial Certificate
A Presidential Memorial Certificate is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of deceased Veterans who are eligible for burial in a national cemetery.
VA provides a medallion, by request, to be affixed to an existing, privately purchased headstone or marker to signify the deceased status as a Veteran.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of his or her date of death.