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Veterans’ Spouses, Dependents, and Survivors Burial Benefits Eligibility Overview

VA honors many spouses, dependents, and survivors of eligible Veterans with a final resting place in one of 135 VA national cemeteries maintained by VA throughout the United States. Benefits may include burial with the Veteran, the inscription of name and date of birth and death on the headstone and perpetual care of the gravesite. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried in a VA national cemetery even if their Veteran loved one is not buried or memorialized in a VA national cemetery, or if their death occurs before the Veteran’s.

Consult with VA for more information about burial eligibility for Veterans’ spouses, dependents, and survivors.

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