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Pre-Eligibility determination request

Benefit Category: Federal

National VA run Cemetery

Veteran's can submit requests for pre-determination of eligibility for burial in a VA run National Cemetery. Once approved the Veteran will receive a letter stating eligibility. This will make burial arrangements easier for the family to process. Veterans cannot request a specific spot or plot in any National Cemetery, this letter is used to ensure the veteran that they are eligible for interment in any National Cemetery that is open for burial. 

To apply for predetermination a veteran needs to submit a completed VA Form 40-10007 and copy of most recent discharge document (DD form 214) if available. If DD214 is not available you can apply with just the VA Form 40-10007 and the VA will search for your records.

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Submit by:

  • Fax: 855-840-8299 or 314-416-6352
  • Email: Eligibility.Preneed@va.go
    • Subject line of email enter: Pre-Need Eligibility
  • Mail: National Cemetery Scheduling Office, PO Box 510543, St. Louis, MO 63151

Claimant/applicant will receive a letter stating eligibility.http://nd.ng.mil/resources/vetcem/Pages/default.aspx

**This pre-eligibility is for VA run National Cemeteries and not for private burial or state cemetery burials

**Veterans eligible for burial are eligible for burial in any VA run National Cemetery


ND State Veterans Cemetery in Mandan ND

It is not required that you have an application on file at the cemetery. However, the cemetery will accept applications if you so desire.

To pre-register, please complete the application form  and submit to the address on the form. Include a copy of your discharge (DD Form 214 or the equivalent) for active duty or the NGB 22 for National Guard and reservists. These documents must verify that you meet the eligibility requirements prior to any interments taking place.

The funeral director will contact us to complete final arrangements.

For veterans with multiple enlistments', it is imperative all discharges are considered. Information on the headstone is taken from the discharges; therefore war service, highest rank earned, significant decoration's and branches of service will reflect what is displayed on the headstone.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).