for the region in which the memorial service was held. The actual amount or 0, whichever is the lesser, is authorized.
All personnel serving on active duty at the time of their death are eligible for a headstone or marker provided by the VA. At a national cemetery, the director or superintendent will make the arrangements. In naval plots and cemeteries, the Navy will make the arrangements. In other cemeteries, an application shall be submitted to the VA. If a commercial headstone or marker is procured, a limited reimbursement is authorized. A memorial marker may be provided upon request to commemorate the death of a member whose remains were not recovered or buried at sea.
When the Navy has arranged for primary services and transportation, a claim for payment of the supplemental transportation charges may be submitted, by the funeral director at the final destination, to the appropriate OMA.
DD Form 1375, Request for Payment of Funeral and/or Interment Expenses, is provided to the PNOK (or PNOKs designee) to claim reimbursement or payment for primary expenses, transportation, and secondary expenses.
Claims relating to primary expenses and transportation costs to a common carrier terminal for transportation to the final destination will be forwarded to the OMA serving the area where the death occurred.
Claims relating to interment (secondary) allowances and supplemental transportation costs will be forwarded to the OMA serving the area where interment was made.
Area commanders outside CONUS are authorized to make local payment of expenses incurred in areas under their jurisdiction. Claims in areas outside the jurisdiction of the activities (area commanders) noted in BUMEDINST 5360.1 should be submitted to the COMNAVMEDCOM for resolution.
When the Navy has arranged for primary services and transportation, submit claims for payment or reimbursement of interment costs or supplemental transportation expenses to the OMA serving the area where interment was made or COMNAVMEDCOM, as appropriate.
Activities incurring expenses in connection with disposition of remains of Navy and Marine Corps personnel need not report these expenses to the COMNAVMEDCOM, except when required on DD Form 2062 and DD Form 2063. In arranging for disposition of remains of other services deceased personnel, activities obtaining services and supplies from commercial sources will forward a letter report, MED 5360-3, Report of Disposition and Expenditures-Remains of the Dead, to the service concerned showing the costs for which its funds have been cited.
Except for Arlington National Cemetery, which is under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army, and a few other exceptions noted in BUMEDINST 5360.1, National Cemeteries are under the jurisdiction of the Chief Memorial Affairs Director, Department of Memorial Affairs, Veterans Administration, Washington, DC.
National cemeteries are broken down into three classifications: