Unclaimed Veteran Remains: Casket or Urn Reimbursement Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program to reimburse the cost of a casket or urn used to inter an eligible unclaimed veteran in a VA National Cemetery is now in effect. The program allows for reimbursement to any individual or entity that purchased a casket or urn for a veteran who died on or after January 10, 2014; there are standards for the type of casket or urn eligible for reimbursement.

For eligible Veterans who died on or after January 10, 2014, and were interred in a VA national cemetery prior to May 13, 2015, there are special instructions for applying for the reimbursement.

To learn more about the program and how to receive reimbursement, please reference the fact sheets listed below.

Unclaimed Remains Burial Resources
* Unclaimed Veteran Remains
* Casket or Urn Reimbursement Program

Retroactive Unclaimed Veteran Remains
* Casket or Urn Reimbursement Program