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Pension

Burial, Headstone & Plot Rate Tables Effective 10/1/16

Benefit Rate Date Rate Changed Public Law
Headstone/Marker $137
$136
$132
$128
$113
$112
$101
$109
$  94
10-01-2008
10-01-2007
10-01-2006
10-01-2005
10-01-2004
10-01-2003
10-01-2002
10-01-2001
10-01-2000
PL 95-476
Service-Connected Burial *$2,000
$1,500
12-1-2001
04-01-1988
PL 107-103
PL 100-322
Non-service Connected Burial $749
$747
$745
$734
$722
$700
$300
10-01-2016
10-01-2015
10-01-2014
10-01-2013
10-01-2012
10-01-2011
04-01-1988

 

PL 111-275
PL 100-322

Plot Allowance $749
$747
$745
$734
$722
$700
$300
$150
10-01-2016
10-01-2015
10-01-2014
10-01-2013
10-01-2012
10-01-2011
12-01-2001
04-01-1988

PL 111-275
PL 107-103
PL 100-322

State Cemetery Plot Allowance $749
$747
$745
$734
$722
$700
$300
$150
10-01-2016
10-01-2015
10-01-2014
10-01-2013
10-01-2012
10-01-2011
12-01-2001
04-01-1988

PL 111-275
PL 107-103
PL 100-322


Note 1: The P.L. 107-103 service-connected burial rate applies in cases where death occurred on or after 9/11/01.

Note 2: The headstone/marker allowance is payable only if the veteran died between 10/18/78 and 11/1/90. The rate payable is determined by when the headstone/marker was purchased. For example, the rate payable would be $98 if the veteran died on 7/1/85 and the headstone/marker was purchased on 9/29/94.

Note 3: For non-service connected deaths, VA will pay up to $749 toward burial and funeral expenses (if hospitalized by VA at time of death), or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (if not hospitalized by VA at time of death).