Veterans Burial Benefits

Who can use this service?

Persons Eligible for Burial in a National Cemetery

Please review the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetary Administration criteria for persons eligible for burial in a National Cemetery, as well as those who are not eligible.

The National Cemetery Scheduling Office has the primary responsibility for verifying eligibility for burial in VA national cemeteries.  A determination of eligibility is made in response to a request for burial in a VA national cemetery.  To schedule a burial fax all discharge documentation to 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117. 

 

 

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Paso Robles Veterans Memorial Building

By appointment only

240 Scott Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

Arroyo Grande Library

By appointment only

800 West Branch Street Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

SLO Veterans Memorial Building

Monday - Friday 9-5

801 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there benefits for burial in a private cemetary?

Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery may include a Government headstone, marker or medallion, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. There are not any VA benefits available to spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery.

Are there burial benefits for spouses and dependents?

Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.  Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran's headstone, at no cost to the family.

What types of Headstones, Markers and Medallions are available?

Please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetary Administration's Types of Headstones, Markers and Medallions Available webpage for the most updated information.

To schedule an appointment or for information regarding VA benefits, please call (805) 781-5766.

To fax to our office, dial (805) 781-5769.

To reach Breanne Salmon, Mental Health Counselor, dial (805) 748-2403 or email bsalmon@co.slo.ca.us.

To reach Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF), regarding eligibility for homeless services, contact Jory Rogers at (805) 503-0944 or (805) 237-0352.