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Burial Benefits for Women and Minority Veterans

collage of photos of women in serviceIf you served in a branch of the military and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable you may be eligible for burial in a Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery.

Female veterans married to a veteran are entitled to their own separate grave, headstone or marker, burial flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate. However, they may choose to be buried in the same gravesite as their spouse.

No-cost burial benefits include:

Watch She Wore TheseWomen are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population. Learn more about the changing face of women Veterans and what the VA is doing to meet their health care needs.

In addition to VA memorial benefits, women and minority Veterans are also eligible for other benefits such as VA healthcare, education, home loans, and life insurance.

Spouses and dependents may also be eligible for burial. Read more information on Eligibility for Burial Benefits or contact the closest VA National Cemetery.

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