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Does the VA pay for cremation?

Cremation services are not provided directly by the VA, but some veterans are provided with an allowance to cover cremation or funeral expenses. Burial benefits and allowances are given to all members of the armed forces who have met the minimum active duty service. In fact, a veteran’s spouse and children are also entitled to burial benefits. Burial benefits include a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial at a national cemetery or a private cemetery.


  1. I don’t know how long ago this was but the question asked about cremation. This sounds like a politician wrote this answer. Instead of telling us about a headstone or marker you could of told us how to go about getting whatever compensation the VA would give those eligible for the cremation. Is it up front or is it a compensation after the fact? That is what this question is asking, it is not asking about all that other crap you wrote after VA,. I am a veteran who was asking this on behalf of another veteran. Whom can I call, what papers do I fill out for my aunt to be able to do this for her husband, I am not asking about dependents that is another question.

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