A veteran who passes away from a nonservice-connected disability may be entitled to a burial allowance with an additional plot or interment allowance.
An additional separate amount is available for transportation to a National Cemetery or from the place of death to the place of burial if the veteran dies at a VA Medical Center, hospitalized at a non-VAMC under DVA authorization, while traveling under DVA authorization. If in an approved state nursing home, and no other entitlement, burial allowance is payable. The deadline for submitting the claim is two years after the date of final permanent burial or interment.
Meeting any one of the following requirements will qualify the deceased veteran for the nonservice-connected burial and plot allowances.