Direct to Greg Marshall - (916) 203-9151 [P.S.T.]
Save your spouse and/or family from the potential VA paperwork maze by handling this important pre-planning task now.
This website is in no way connected to Veteran Affairs and does not provide certified VA benefit advice. The Pre-Need Burial Eligibility Determination benefit includes two forms; 40-10007 & 40-1330. You may download the forms using the VA links provided in the next section.
Complete the forms yourself, request help from a spouse or an adult child, or click on the button below to request guidance in completing the application. There is no cost for this service.
The VA does not provide or pay for cremations, urns, embalming, caskets, or transportation to national cemeteries.
You may complete this task on your own, consult with a family member, or contact us for no-cost guidance. This task requires roughly 30-45 minutes to complete.
STEP 1: Determine eligibility
STEP 2: Locate a National Cemetery
STEP 3: Gather your DD-214 info and related paperwork
STEP 4: Complete the application (Form 40-10007)
STEP 5: Select Headstone or Marker (Form 40-1330)
STEP 6: Choose your disposition method (cremation or burial)
Click the button below to request our guidance if desired, or continue reviewing the site for more information.
ADDITIONAL VETERAN RESOURCES:
https://veteransfriend.com [Accredited Claims Agent]
For further details, contact:
Robert Dhillon -- 800.451.7019
Kate Seelye -- 800.451.7019
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many veterans do not take full advantage of their entitlements. One of these is the Pre-Need Burial Eligibility Determination benefit.
Whether you desire burial in a national cemetery, a private cemetery, or a green cemetery when you die, taking care of this responsibility ahead of time could save your family the time, pain, and effort of navigating through the VA paperwork maze.
Click HERE for additional information on green burials and HERE for specifics on flameless cremation.
The VA pre-planning paperwork is simple and only takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. We can offer guidance but we cannot offer any other advice pertaining to VA benefits.
An eligible veteran may be buried in a national cemetery or a private cemetery. Not all national cemeteries are available, though. Some only have room for urns.
If choosing a private cemetery, you may receive:
The VA burial paperwork is not automatically completed upon death. Your family must contact the National Cemetery Hotline and complete the applicable paperwork. Pre-planning makes it easier on the families of veterans.
Remember, the VA does not pay for cremation, the urn, embalming, the casket, or transportation to a national cemetery. Those details must be handled and paid for separately.
This video shows how the VA helped take care of the needs of her Veteran father.
Pre-planning and pre-paying may reduce the emotional and financial burden placed upon your family when you pass. Remember, when death occurs, you will no longer be a part of the conversation.
To request pre-need cremation or burial package information, contact a local funeral home, or click on the button below for a no-cost quote.
On a case-by-case basis, the VA may review the details of the incident that led to the unfavorable discharge status. "Upgrading" your status may re-establish certain revoked VA benefits. The process only takes a few minutes online. NOTE -- this link goes directly to the VA website and is self-directed. You will need to contact the VA directly if you have further questions - 800-698-2411.
For legal consultation, the following firm deals with veteran-related matters. Go to: https://cck-law.com/practice-area/veterans-law/
We love our Veterans, so feel free to contact us if you have questions.