This benefit may not be requested for a living Veteran.
You may be eligible for a Presidential Memorial Certificate if you meet both of these requirements. Both of these must be true:
Find out if you're eligible for burial in a national cemetery.
Note: Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are considered to be active-duty members and Veterans, once discharged and are eligible for a PMC.
When requesting a PMC, please use VA Form 40-0247, (May 2013 or newer only) available at National Cemetery Administration.
Application forms must be signed and returned with a copy of the military discharge document (normally DD-214); the name, mailing address and telephone number of the requester; and the number of copies requested. Informal requests that are not received on the VA Form 40-0247 (May 2013 or newer) or do not have military discharge documents will not be processed until the Veteran's eligibility can be properly established.
The completed application or request may be faxed or mailed to the following:
Toll Free Fax Number:
NCA Memorial Products Service
Presidential Memorial Certificate Program
NCA FP Evidence Intake Center
P.O. Box 5237
Janesville, WI 53547
To request additional copies of a PMC that has already been sent, or to request a correction to the PMC that was already sent, please fill in and sign the yellow form that was included with the original certificate and return it to our office via fax or U.S. Mail.
If you need help, please call us at 800-697-6947. We’re here Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
If it's been 4 months since you applied for a PMC and you haven't received it yet, call us at 202-632-7300 to find out the status of your request. Please don't send a second application unless we ask you to.