VETERANS BENEFITS

BURIAL BENEFITS - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery

  • Gravesite at one of 117 national cemeteries
  • Opening and closing of the grave
  • Perpetual Care
  • Government headstone or marker
  • Grave liner for casket remains
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate

*Cremated remains buried or inurned in national cemeteries are given the same honors as casketed remains.

BURIAL FLAGS:

  • One per veteran, most veterans are eligible.

  • When burial is in a private cemetery, flags may be obtained from VA regional offices, national cemeteries and most U.S. post offices by completing a VA Form 2008, application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes. Include a copy of the veteran's discharge papers.

  • Flag holders are not provided.

BURIAL BENEFITS:

Under certain circumstances, monetary burial allowance is available from VA Administration, (800) 827-1000.

IN CONNECTICUT:

Any veteran with 90 days wartime service and discharged with other than a dishonorable discharge is eligible for burial in a state veteran's cemetery (CGS Sec.27-122b). Spouses are also eligible. Grave markers are provided.

ADDITIONAL SOURCES:

VA Federal (800) 827-1000 Website: http://www.va.gov