Burial in a National Cemetery
Interments at the national cemetery are Monday through Friday only. Viewing facilities are not available at the national cemeteries. For safety reasons the committal services are held in a shelter area located away from the burial site. Burial will take place after the ceremony has concluded.
Todd Memorial Chapel will make all arrangements with the national cemetery at the time of need. The family does need to provide the mortuary with a copy of the veteran’s discharge paperwork, Form DD-214.
Burial in a Private Cemetery
VA burial allowances are partial REIMBURSEMENTS of an eligible veteran’s funeral or burial expenses. To find out if you are entitled to any reimbursement you can call the Veterans Administration directly at 1-800-827-1000 or visit them online at www.va.gov.You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-530, Application for Burial Benefits. This form can be downloaded from www.va.gov/vaforms/. You should attach a copy of the veteran’s military discharge (DD-214), a copy of the death certificate and a copy of the funeral and burial expenses.