Getting Federal Help for Funerals

Getting Federal Assistance

Help with funeral expenses from the federal government is limited, but there are some programs which may be able to help you. Among these are: Social Security (800-772-1213 / www.ssa.gov) The Veterans Administration (855-574-7286 / www.vets.gov/burials-and-memorials/preneed) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (800-621-3362 / www.fema.gov/disaster-funeral-assistance/a>) National Center for Victims of Crime (202-467-8700 / victomsofcrime.org) More […]


Paying for a Funeral

Deciding how to pay for a funeral can be difficult. Funerals are expensive, and there are many decisions to make. To make matters worse, it may be a very emotional time for you and your family. In the best of worlds, there is money set aside for this specific purpose. Even if there are funds […]


Funeral Topics A – Z

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Talking About Your Funeral Plan

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW WHAT YOU WANT? You’ve probably heard us say that the best time to plan a funeral is before you need it. The same goes for talking about your funeral plan with your loved ones. It doesn’t do much good to have a plan in place if no one knows about it. […]


Find out How Much a Funeral Costs

Your guide to understanding and managing funeral costs. Find out the U.S. average funeral cost. Get instant cost estimates with our free funeral planner.



Are You Taking the Right Approach to Funeral Planning?

RETHINKING FUNERAL PLANNING – Take the same approach you take to planning for retirement. Most of us are accustomed to thinking about retirement planning. Even if retirement is years away, we understand the need to have a firm plan to get to where we want to be and retire comfortably. A good retirement plan includes […]


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Policy

In June 2021, FEMA updated its Funeral Expense Reimbursement Policy. To read about the update click here. You can also visit the FEMA page for the latest information on the policy.  Note: FEMA will begin accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral-related assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021. The application should be made by calling the agency’s […]


Funeralwise and Agents: Working Together

Selling insurance has never been more competitive than it is now. You need an edge to stand-out from the competition. The Funeralwise Funeral Insurance Program can give you that edge and set you apart from other agents. Joining forces with Funeralwise enables you to offer a complete funeral and final expense planning solution. This provides […]


The Preferred Provider Pro Plan

Our Pro Plan is an enhanced version of our free Preferred Provider program. For a limited time, we are offering an upgrade to the Pro Plan for a modest $75 set up fee. The Pro Plan requires that you include funeral packages with prices in your listing. Why? Because that’s what online consumers want. “75% […]


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