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Does the VA pay for cremation?

Published 01/08/2003 11:36 AM   |    Updated 03/07/2016 01:23 PM
Does the VA pay for cremation?

The VA does not directly provide cremation services, however please review the "Burial Allowance" information at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-burial.asp


Some veterans may be eligible for the allowance which may cover cremation. If you may be eligible for reimbursement, please contact a benefits counselor at the nearest VA regional office for assistance. The toll-free number is 1-800-827-1000.