National Cemetery Administration
Unclaimed Veteran Remains
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) works with Veteran service groups, funeral industry partners, public administrators, and other concerned citizens to ensure the dignified burial of unclaimed Veterans.
A VA pension or other compensation is not a pre-requisite for unclaimed Veterans to receive burial benefits.
Below is a step-by-step process for determining eligibility and arranging burial for unclaimed Veterans.