Who needs VA form 40-1330?
The VA Form 40-1330 is the US Department of Veterans Affairs form otherwise called the Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker. This form can be completed in regard to any deceased veteran discharged under honorable conditions and any member of the US Army who dies on active duty. The people who are eligible to file the form can be any of the following:
- a member of the veteran's family;
- an authorized representative;
- a Congressionally-chartered Veterans Service Organization’s representative;
- a state or local government employee in charge of serving veterans;
- an individual whose official duty is to dispose unclaimed remains or matters related to interment or memorialization of the decedent veteran;
- any individual in case the veteran’s dates of service ended before to April 6, 1917.
What is the VA Form 40-1330 for?
The given form is to be submitted by the authorized person or a deceased veteran’s next of kin to request a Government-provided headstone or marker for the deceased.
Is the VA 40-1330 Form accompanied by any other forms?
The Claim form is to be supported by the copies of military discharge documents of the veteran to provide evidence of active military service. The list of the relevant forms can be checked here.
How to fill out the VA Claim Form 40-1330?
The following details must be covered in the completed form:
- Name of the decedent;
- Grave’s condition;
- Veteran’s SSN;
- Dates of birth and date;
- Periods of military service;
- Information about the applicant and their contact information;
Where do I send the completed Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker?
The filled out VA 40-1330 Form can be submitted in two ways:
- Via fax (1-800-455-7143);
Or by mail to the address of Memorial Programs Service (41B) within Department of Veterans Affairs:
- 5109 Russell Road Quantico, VA 22134-3903.