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'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.
Through the Veterans Administration, Veterans may be eligible for the following benefits:
To get more information directly from the Veterans Administration, we recommend the following online resources:
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