Burial Benefits The Veterans Administration offers certain benefits and services to honor our Nation's deceased veterans. Headstones and Marker: The VA can furnish a monument to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran. Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC): May be provided to eligible recipients. Burial Flag to drape an eligible veteran's casket. Reimbursement of Burial Expenses: Generally, a burial allowance of up to $2,000 for veterans who die of service-related causes. For certain other veterans, $300 payment towards burial and funeral expenses and $300 for a plot. Burial in a VA National Cemetery: Most veterans and some dependents can be buried in a VA national cemetery. Time Limits: There is no time limit for claiming reimbursement of burial expenses for a service-related death. In other cases, claims must be filed within 2 years of the veteran's burial.