Veteran’s Benefits

Benefits from the Veterans Administration may be available to help defray funeral and cemetery expenses.

For detailed information about benefits, including Military Funeral Honors, please visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website or call 1-800-827-1000.

Be ready to provide the following information:

  • Branch of service
  • Highest rank
  • Service number
  • Date and place of entry into military service
  • Date and place of discharge from military service

Your funeral director can help you complete all the necessary applications.

Veterans Benefits available

  • Headstone/Marker and Burial Benefits
  • Cash benefits

Burial Benefits

  • Burial for all veterans at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Burial for all veterans at Quantico National Cemetery
  • Burial for MD residents at the Maryland Veterans Cemeteries

What to expect at Arlington National Cementary

Special thanks to Arlington Cemetery Media for the use of this video.

Burial request procedure

  • Eligibility for interment at Arlington National Cemetery is verified at the time of need (at the time of death) and cannot be verified by the cemetery or accommodated before that time.
  • The next-of-kin or designated personal representative is responsible for providing the appropriate documentation to verify the veteran’s eligibility for interment or inurnment.
  • For a full list of qualifications please download the guide here.
  • To schedule a funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery, please visit their website.

Security issues arriving at cemetery

  • Visitors include: Funeral attendees (including family, friends, clergy, etc.), Immediate family visiting a loved one laid to rest within the cemetery, Public visitors and tourists, staff, volunteers and participants of approved special events and ceremonies.
  • Visitors will be directed by Public Safety according to the arrangements for the respective service.
  • Immediate family members will receive an access pass following the completion of the funeral.
  • General public may access the cemetery through the Visitor Center.
  • For more information please download the policy guide.

Directions to Arlington National Cemetery

Directions to Quantico National Cemetery

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