Determination of Eligibility

Anyone interested in burial at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery is encouraged to complete the determination of eligibility form. This determines the veteran’s eligibility for burial. This does not reserve a specific gravesite. The cemetery administrative staff assigns gravesites at the time of death.

When completing the eligibility form, the following documents are examples of what may be required to determine eligibility:
DD214 or equivalent discharge document (ALL applicants)
20-year retirement letter (for Guard/Reserve)
VA service connection letter (for Guard/Reserve)
Marriage certificate (if applicable)
Death certificate (if applicable).

Determination of Eligibility Forms

Determination of eligibility forms are available at the cemetery office, through your local county and tribal veterans service officer, or by clicking on the link below.

Determination of Eligibility Form

Note: There is no cost for determination and it does not obligate the veteran/dependent to be interred at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

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