United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55450-1199
Distance: 1038 Miles
Travel Information: The cemetery is located adjacent to the St. Paul/Minneapolis Airport on 34th Avenue between Post Road and Interstate 494. From the airport, take Highway 5 to Highway 494 west. Exit at Post Road or 34th Avenue.
Fort Snelling National Cemetery is located in Minneapolis, MN.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
Information about eligibility
Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at (866) 900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to (800) 535-1117.
8:00am - 4:25pm, Monday - Friday
State of Minnesota
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Other Services or resources
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NS-1000.9000Veteran Burial Benefits Definition
A program of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs that provides a variety of burial benefits for eligible deceased veterans of peacetime or wartime service who have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable and, in the case of some benefits, for their dependents. Included are burial in a national cemetery (opening and closing the grave, headstones and markers and perpetual care); headstones and markers for graves of veterans that are located anywhere in the world as well as niche markers for urns; headstones or markers for memorial plots in situations where the veteran's remains are not available for burial; Presidential Memorial Certificates; and burial flags which drape the veteran's coffin and are given to the next of kin or close associate following the funeral. Burial and funeral allowances are also available to certain veterans under specified conditions.
PB-1400.6000National Cemeteries Definition
A system of cemeteries, soldiers' lots and monument sites administered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in which members of the armed forces, veterans discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, and designated family members can be interred. Also eligible for burial are members of the reserve components of the armed forces, the Army and Air National Guard, and Reserve Officers Training Corps who die while on active duty or training for performing these services, or who have 20 years of service in the reserve components of the armed forces creditable for retired pay. Services include the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, headstones and markers, and perpetual care.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YJ-2050Families of Military Personnel/Veterans Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.