VA Form 40-1330, Claim For Standard Government Headstone or Marker, is a form used to request a marble headstone or a bronze or granite marker for a deceased veteran. This form can be completed by the authorized person or a deceased's next of kin (NOK). The headstones and markers are furnished free of charge.
An up-to-date VA Form 40-1330 fillable version was released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on December 1, 2017, with all previous editions obsolete. The form is available for digital filing and download through the link below.
Any deceased veteran discharged under honorable conditions and any service member of the U.S. Army who dies on active duty is eligible for a headstone. VA Form 40-1330 can be also used to request a new headstone or marker if the previous one was deteriorated, illegible, stolen, or vandalized. If the inscription is incorrect, if the item damaged during shipping, or if the material or workmanship does not meet contract specifications, the new headstone or marker can be replaced at no charge.
This form is related to VA Form 40-1330M, Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery, which is used to request a medallion for a headstone. Veterans are entitled to either a traditional headstone, marker, or medallion.