Eligibility for Interment (Ground Burial of Casketed or Cremated Remains)
Eligibility for interment at Arlington National Cemetery is verified at the time of need (at the time of death) and cannot be verified by the cemetery or accommodated before that time. Title 32 Code of Federal Regulations Part 553 (26 September 2016), section 12, outlines those individuals who are eligible for interment (in-ground burial) at Arlington National Cemetery.
This Federal Regulation can be found here. Definitions of terms used can be found in Section 1 (553.1).
For an abbreviated list of Eligibility rules, please refer to the attached fact sheet.