Find out in advance if a veteran or family member is eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. Do this by filling out and submitting the pre-need burial eligibility application.
Pre-need eligibility may be unknown when the veteran, his/her spouse or dependent dies. This is called the time of need and family members should:
Arrangements can then be made directly with:
- a funeral home
- the National Cemetery Scheduling Office
- a VA national cemetery
VA vet centers provide counseling. This counseling is for the relatives of service members who die on active duty. These relatives include spouses, children, parents and siblings. The nearest vet center is in Charlotte, NC. Call 202-273-9116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.