Women veterans are missing out on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) Burial and Memorial Benefits. Most women vets do not realize that even if they are in a dual military or dual veteran marriage, they can choose between a shared or separate gravesite. Minor children and adult children who are disabled could also be eligible for burial in National Cemeteries. VA also makes available its Pre-Need Burial Eligibility Determination. This is a way for women veterans to know they have communicated their wishes to their family to make it easier for the family to deal with things when the time comes. For more information, visit the National Cemetery Administration website.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.