Veterans Funeral & Burial Benefits
The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs will pay up to $749 toward burial and funeral expenses for deaths on or after October 1, 2016 (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 $749 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery).
How to Apply
Complete and submit a VA Form 21-530, Application for Burial Allowance. You can find an office on our Facility Locator page, OR
- Apply online using eBenefits, OR
- Work with an accredited representative or agent, OR
- Go to a VA regional office and have a VA employee assist you. You can find your regional office on our Facility Locator page.
For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.
These benefits are not intended to cover all Funeral, Burial or Cremation expenses. This is why pre-planning is so important.