Burial Benefits, Schedule a Burial, Headstones, Markers and Medallions, Presidential Memorial Certificates, Eligibility for Benefits, Women and Minority Veterans, Military Funeral Honors, Burial Flags, Burial Allowance- A Burial Allowance may be available from the Veterans Benefits Administration. Survivor's Benefits, Death In Service, Death After Service, VA Forms.
Gather information about your spouse (full name, date of birth, Social Security Number and branch of military) and your spouse’s death including a written proof of death. Proof of a death within the U.S. can include a signed official copy of a death certificate, coroner's report or clinical summary/report. If the death occurred outside of the U.S., the VA should accept a signed U.S. Consular report that has a U.S. Consul seal or a copy of the public record if authenticated by a State Department agency or the U.S. Consul.
Call the Department of Veterans Affairs' Telephone Assistance Service at (800) 827-1000.
Veterans receive cash benefits based on disability or other requirements.
MILITARY FUNERALS / HONORS
The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for providing military funeral honors. "Honoring Those Who Served" is the title of the DOD program for providing dignified military funeral honors to Veterans who have defended our nation.
Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. read more...