Service members who die during Active Duty and most veterans are eligible for burial in National cemeteries. Full eligibility requirements.

Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family.

Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.

Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran's headstone, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.

The Veterans family should make funeral or cremation arrangements with a funeral provider or cremation office. Any item or service obtained from a funeral home or cremation office will be at the family's expense.

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Olie L. Pope Jr., Veterans Services Officer

Mailing Address

Travis County Veterans Services
PO Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Physical Address

100 N. IH-35, Suite 2400
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 854-9340
Fax: (512) 854-4453

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