Burial Benefits

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Burial benefits provided by Veterans Affairs


         Burial Allowance

  • VA Form 21-530

  • Within two years of burial


    Government Headstone, Marker or Medallion

  • VA Form 40-1330M

  • Requires DD214


    Burial Flags

  • May be obtained from VA regional office, National Cemetery and most Post Offices

  • VA Form 21-2008

  • Requires DD214


    Presidential Memorial Certificate

  • Engraved paper certificate signed by current president

  • Must be honorably discharged

  • For next of kin and family members

  • VA Form 40-0247


    Military Funeral Honors

  • Funeral home director handles request

  • www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil


    Iowa Veterans Cemetery

  • Discharged from “active duty” under conditions other than dishonorable, or

  • Died while on “active duty”, or

  • Served at least 20 years in the National Guard or Reserves and qualified for military retirement pay (or would have qualified except death occurred before age 60), or

  • Reserve component personnel qualify if they otherwise served in a Presidential call-up during their Reserve Component military service. Active duty for training of Reserve Component personnel does not qualify as active service.

  • No charge for eligible Veteran

  • $300 interment fee for spouse

  • https://va.iowa.gov/vetcemetery/