- you paid for a veteran's burial or funeral, AND
- you have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran's employer, AND
- the veteran was discharged under Honorable Conditions or, General Under Honorable Conditions.
- The veteran died because of a service-related disability,
- the veteran was receiving VA pension or compensation at the time of death,
- the veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation, but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay,
- the veteran died while hospitalized by VA, or while receiving care under VA contract at a non-VA facility,
- 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,
- 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 of death, OR
- the veteran died on or after October 9, 1996, while a patient at a VA-approved state nursing home.
- Service-Related Death. VA will pay up to $2,000 toward burial expenses for deaths on or after September 11, 2001. VA will pay up to $1,500 for deaths prior to September 10, 2001. If the veteran is buried in a VA national cemetery, some or all of the cost of transporting the deceased may be reimbursed.
- Non-Service-Related Death. For deaths on or after October 1, 2011, VA will pay up to $700 toward burial and funeral expenses if hospitalized by VA at time of death, or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses if not hospitalized by VA at time of death, and a $700 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery). For deaths on or after December 1, 2001, but before October 1, 2011, VA will pay up to $300 toward burial and funeral expenses and a $300 plot-interment allowance. The plot-interment allowance is $150 for deaths prior to December 1, 2001. If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under VA contracted nursing home care, some or all of the costs for transporting the veteran's remains may be reimbursed. An annual increase in burial and plot allowances, for deaths occurring after October 1, 2011, begins in fiscal year 2013 based on the Consumer Price Index for the preceding 12-month period.
- Headstones, Markers, and Medallions
- Burial Flags
- Presidential Memorial Certificates
- Military Funeral Honors