What burial benefits are afforded to Veterans?

The Veterans Administration operates over 100 National Cemeteries around the country, and provides no cost burial for eligible persons. Burial benefits available include a grave site in any cemetery with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the family. Some veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances.

Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains. Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the veteran, perpetual care, with the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death inscribed on the veteran's headstone. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the veteran.

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1. How does the VA come up with percentage ratings for Service Connected Disabilities?
2. Where can I learn more about Motor Vehicle Benefits for Veterans?
3. What are some Local Veteran Organizations?
4. Where can I learn more about Military Records, Discharge Upgrades, and Bonuses?
5. What Outreach and Supportive Services are available for Veterans?
6. Where can I get more information about VA Disability Claims?
7. What Housing resources are available for Veterans?
8. Where can I learn about Burial Benefits for Veterans?
9. Where can I find information about Employment for Veterans?
10. Where can I learn more about local Education Benefits for Veterans?
11. What is the Definition of a Massachusetts Veteran?
12. What is Dependency and Indemnity Compensation?
13. What burial benefits are afforded to Veterans?
14. Why is the flag at Town Hall at half-staff?