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Dennis Boland, NEC

October 2020

National Cemetery Pre-Need Burial Eligibility

I thought most of you might be interested in what is going on with the VA’s National Cemetery Administration.

The VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) is promoting pre-need eligibility determinations, to encourage Veterans and their eligible family members to plan to use VA burial benefits.

NCA receives applications and makes Pre-Need burial eligibility determinations on a first in – first out basis.

Due to the unprecedented number of applications received, they have temporarily shifted their focus to notifying each applicant that they have received their application and communicating with them about expected timelines for completion of our determination. They expect to have this notification out to each applicant shortly.

NCA provides eligibility and scheduling support to families with Time of Need requests for burial, meaning those circumstances where a death has occurred, and families need to schedule a burial at a national cemetery.

If that is your situation, you should contact your funeral service provider or the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-800-535-1117.

NCA is no longer accepting email submissions for VA Form 40-10007, “Application for Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility for Burial in a VA National Cemetery.”

NCA hopes to resume this service in the future. It is continuing to process applications via the online application, mail, and fax.

Please mail VA Form 40-10007 to: National Cemetery Scheduling Office P.O. Box 510543 St. Louis, MO 63151 Or fax to: Fax (toll-free): 1-855-840-8299

For God and Country,

Dennis Boland
National Executive Committeeman