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What is the maximum amount of VA burial benefits that are available?

If the veteran was entitled to a VA pension, at the time of death, or if death occurred at a VA facility, a VA contracted nursing home, or a state veterans nursing home they would be eligible for the $300 burial allowance.

All veterans can receive a Headstone and Marker or a Medallion in lieu of a headstone or marker, a flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate.

If the veteran died of a service connected condition, the maximum amount is $2,000.00.

If the veteran was in receipt of any other kind of monetary benefit, the maximum benefit is $300.00 for burial and $300.00 for plot.

If the veteran was not one of the above, there is no burial benefit.

The burial benefit is a reimbursement benefit i.e. you must show you personally paid out of pocket for expenses related to the burial.  The form is 21-530.

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