Generally, the Department will cover the costs of burial. However, funeral costs will most likely be left up to those who survive a veteran. The Department can provide headstones and markers for burial and an American flag to drape across the casket of the deceased and can reimburse the survivors of a deceased veteran for expenses related to burial. For veterans who died as a result of their service the Department can give an allowance of up to $2,000. For other veterans the allowance will be up to $300. Additionally, most veterans and some dependents of veterans can be buried in national cemeteries.
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