How to apply...
An application (VA Form 21-530) may be obtained from any VA office or regional office (see Additional Contact Information - FMR Help) and submitted to the regional office for burial benefits. Headstones and markers must be applied for on VA Form 40-1330 to the Director of the National Cemetery System, Washington, DC.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Awards are authorized at the regional office except for headstones and markers.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.