Burial Benefits

4The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several different burial benefits for all veterans who DID NOT RECEIVE A DISHONORABLE or UNDER DISHONORABLE CONDITIONS discharge.

Before your appointment, please make sure you have the following:

  • DD 214 (all of them or Discharge Certificate) showing veteran’s service
  • Copy of marriage license or certificate of current marriage
  • Dates, cities and states (country name, if outside the U.S.) of all previous marriages, divorces and deaths for your and the veteran’s former spouses
  • Death certificate long form
  • Statement of account from funeral home showing:
    • The name of the deceased veteran
    • The nature of the cost of the services and merchandise
    • Balance of $0.00 or “paid in full”
    • Expenses for transportation of the veteran’s remains
  • Government ID
  • Voided check

All medical records must be on a USB drive or disc.

Learn more about Burial Benefits online: https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-burial

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