Veterans Cremation Benefits
What Every Veteran Should Know About Cremation Benefits
United States Veterans are entitled to be buried or have their ashes interred in any National Cemetery that has available space at no charge. Currently, the Veterans Administration operates 125 national cemeteries, of which 65 are open for new casketed interments and 21 are open to accept cremated remains only. Burial options are limited to those available at a specific cemetery but may include in-ground casket, or interment of cremated remains in a columbarium, in ground or in a scatter garden. The government runs these programs and benefits may change at any time.
Trident Society Helps Plan Your Veteran's Cremation
Trident Society's dedicated family services representatives are trained to answer your questions about a veteran's cremation and help you navigate benefits eligibility and planning. Make your first call to Trident Society for information on both cremation and veteran's funeral benefits.
You May Be Eligible for Bereavement Benefits
Through the Veterans Administration, Veterans may be eligible for the following benefits:
- $300 reimbursement towards your cremation service
- Free headstones or markers in granite, marble, or bronze
- Presidential Memorial Certificate
To get more information directly from the Veterans Administration, we recommend the following online resources: