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MDVA Cemetery Program Changes

**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE CEMETERY PROGRAM: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2017**

As of August 15, 2017 the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Program will implement the following changes to policy and interment costs for all five (5) Maryland State Veterans Cemeteries:

  • Burial Costs: The opening/closing  cost will be $749.00 for casketed or cremated interment for all eligible dependents of the veteran.  Please note that veteran interments will continue to be at NO cost to the veteran.
  • Disinterment Costs: $749.00 disinterment cost for casketed or cremated veteran and dependent remains unchanged.
  • Liner Costs: The liner cost for eligible dependents is now included in the cost of burial.  A liner is provided to the veteran at no cost.
  • Check policy: The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Program will only require one check for burial.

The burial of an eligible dependent will be equal to the burial plot allowance provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for burial of a veteran in a State Veterans’ Cemetery.  The cost will be subject to change yearly (October 1) when the burial plot allowance could be adjusted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Visit the MDVA Cemetery Program for more information on Maryland’s five state veterans cemeteries.


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