VA Form 21P-530, Application for Burial Benefits (under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23) is a document used to apply for a burial and funeral allowance up to $2000 if a veteran's death is service related. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will also pay an allowance for non-service connected injuries. The person paying for the burial expenses may apply for reimbursement from VA. VA burial allowances are flat-rate monetary benefits. VA may grant additional benefits after receiving a claim. These include plot or interment allowance and transportation allowance.
The latest edition of the form was released by the VA in April 2017 with all previous editions obsolete. VA Form 21P-530 fillable version is available for download and can be found through the VA website.
The VA Form 21P-530 has replaced the VA Form 21-530, Application for Burial Benefits.
This form is related to the VA Form 21P-530A, State Application for Interment Allowance under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23, used specifically to determine eligibility for interment allowance. This form requires information about the veteran and the burial. It should also include the title of the state official delegated responsibility to apply for federal funds, their signature, and the date of submission.