Does a veteran with a 1947 "undesirable" discharge qualify for any VA benefits? Specifically, can they be buried in a national cemetery?

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Discharge papers are available and indicate "undesirable" although no other details are available. The guidance online seems to indicate that a VA Regional Office determination is required, although national cemeteries are under different management.

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I am not sure. Was he ever service connected for what he was medically discharged for? You will have better help if is was.
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My father served un the vietnam war an was medically discharged aftet 90 days is there any benefits to help him with his ahlzheimer for home healt carw
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if you look back you will see that we already settled the question with information from va.gov pages.
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In fact, burial in the cemetery IS free. What is not provided by the VA are other services that are needed before the remains arrive at the cemetery, e.g., removal of the body, storage in climate-controlled facility while death certificate is processed (usually several days), embalming (if chosen), cremation (if chosen), casket (if chosen), funeral/memorial service expenses, transportation of the casket/cremated remains, etc. What IS provided is the burial space for both the veteran and the spouse (even if the spouse pre-deceases the veteran, even if the veteran is buried in a private cemetery, the spouse can still be buried in a national cemetery if the spouse was married to the veteran when the veteran died), also the opening and closing of the burial space is provided (can be quite costly in a private cemetery), the marker for both the veteran and the spouse, and perpetual care. The burial and cemetery benefits provided for the veteran and the spouse are NOT all-inclusive by any means, but can be quite costly if purchased in the private market. Speak to a reputable funeral director about funeral and burial benefits for veterans, preferably one who does not sell cemetery burial rights, because these have no incentive to "forget" to tell you about all of your benefits.
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Regardless Unless a veteran dies of service related injury, even if one gets an allowance it is only $300. Do not forget the family is responsible for transportation and body prep, for burial in National Cemetery, burial in a National Cemetery is often assumed to be 'free'

There is also a an option for a marker benefit.
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Ummm....My first guess is that he CAN NOT be buried at a National Cemetery.
Contact the VA and they will tell you what to do. When my husband died, the VA was very specific that he had an Honorable Discharge ( on the papers ).
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when my father died the mortuary did all the leg work. we just provided the discharge papers. tell the mortuary you want to plan a funeral in advance...when they get you an answer double check to make sure it is accurate good luck
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Motion seconded. All those in favor say "aye". Motion passed ...

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