Burial Expenses Allowance for Veterans

To provide a monetary allowance not to exceed $300 toward the plot or interment expense for certain veterans not buried in a national cemetery.

Up to $300 as a burial allowance is payable toward the burial expense of certain veterans.

If death is the result of a service-connected disability,
payments can be made to reimburse burial and funeral expenses not to exceed $2,000 or that amount authorized under 5 U.S.C.

8134(a) whichever is greater.

In addition to the statutory burial allowance, the cost of transporting the veterans' remains from place of death to site of burial is paid by VA if death occurs in a VA facility.

The cost of transporting the remains from place of death to the national cemetery in which space is available nearest the veteran's last place of residence may also be paid if death was due to service-connected disability, or at the time of death the veteran was in receipt of or entitled to receive disability compensation, and burial is in a national cemetery.

A headstone or marker may be authorized.

Also, an American flag to drape the casket of a veteran may be provided.

Agency - Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs strives for excellence in patient care and veteran's benefits for its constituents through high quality, prompt and seamless service to United States veterans.

Office - See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Veterans Benefits Administration field offices.
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