Easier Form for Obtaining Military Marker for Veterans’ Graves Now Available

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When a veteran’s family chooses to bury them in a non-military cemetery, they can elect to order a special commemorative medallion that can be affixed to a private headstone or grave marker. The new Form 40-1330M is specifically for ordering the medallion, which comes in 1.5, 3 and 5-inch diameter sizes. In the past, this medallion had to be ordered through the same form for ordering a military headstone, which made for some confusion.

Federal law stipulates that eligible veterans have the right to a government-furnished grave marker or a medallion, if they are buried in a private cemetery. Ordering the medallion is the responsibility of the next of kin.

All veterans who received a military discharge other than dishonorable are eligible for many benefits upon their death. Military families should take care in determining their veterans’ wishes regarding burial location and headstones or markers so they can handle the appropriate forms when necessary.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supports many programs and benefits to recognize the sacrifices our veterans have made for us over the years. Post-mortem benefits such as burial in national cemeteries, financial assistance for funeral costs, and special family services are among some of the many benefits a veteran may qualify for after their death.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.