Who is eligible?
To be eligible you must be a veteran discharged or separated from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable, and have completed the required period of service. U.S. Armed Forces members who die during active duty are also eligible, as are spouses and dependent children of eligible living and deceased veterans, and of current and deceased armed forces members. Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at (800) 827-1000 for more information.
The most comprehensive source of information related to Veterans' cemetery and burial benefits and requirements can be found at the US Department of Veterans' Affairs Burials & Memorials pages. Here are some direct links to pages of interest.
- Burial Benefits
- Eligibility for Burial in a National Cemetery
- Presidential Memorial Certificates
- Headstones, Markers and Medallions