Getting State Assistance for a Funeral or Burial

Where to Find Help

State Assistance for FuneralsMany states have programs for helping those who cannot afford a funeral or burial get help. Levels of assistance vary and in most states application must be made at the county or municipality level.

When applying for aid through the state, county, or local township you should be mindful of your status regarding Federal programs such as social security and veterans benefits. In many cases, Federal assistance supersedes local aid. Local programs may also take into consideration the amount received from other programs in determining eligibility.

To help you find resources in your area we have compiled a list of programs by state. The summary for each state includes information on where you can go for further information. We update the listing as information becomes available but from time-to-time we miss a revision to a state or county policy or a change in contact information. If you find a link that does not work or find a listing that is incorrect, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Alabama

State Resources: The State of Alabama does not provide financial assistance for funerals. Some assistance is available at the city and county level. By law (Section 38-8-2 of the Alabama Code), Alabama counties are responsible for burial of unclaimed or indigent bodies at the county’s expense.

County/Municipality Resources: The level of assistance available varies by county and is generally based on the financial capacity of the family. The amount available rarely exceeds $400 which means that cremation is the most common benefit available as long as the deceased’s religion does not prohibit it.

If you need help/to apply: Contact theDepartment of Human Services in the county where you live. To lookup information by county click here (http://dhr.alabama.gov/counties/county_select.aspx).

Alaska

State Resources: Alaska offers help with funeral expenses through the General Relief Assistance (GRA) program. The program is open only to tribal members. GRA funds are only available if no other resources are available and there is a direct emergency need.

County/Municipality Resources: Eligibility for funeral assistance via the GRA depends on the deceased’s county or town of resident. It also depends on tribal membership. As of this writing, GRA benefits are capped at $2,500.

If you need help/to apply: For more information, contact the Department of Health and Social  Services, Division of Public Assistance (907) 376-3903 / http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/default.aspx.

Arizona

State Resources: The State of Arizona does not offer financial assistance for paying funeral or burial expenses. Some assistance is provided at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: Eligibility is determined on a financial need basis. Forms must be submitted at the local level. Funds are extremely limited and apply primarily to the indigent. Payment is made directly to the funeral home and is generally less than $500.

If you need help/to apply: N/A

Arkansas

State Resources: The state of Arkansas does not provide financial assistance for funerals or burials. Each county is responsible for providing some level of assistance which is minimal.

County/Municipality Resources: Arkansas county judges have access to a “Pauper’s Fund” which can be used to assist the indigent with funeral expenses. The amount varies by county.

If you need help/to apply: Arkansas Association of Counties (contains contact information for county judges).

California

State Resources: The state of California does not assist with funeral or burial except in cases where the death may fall under victim’s compensation. Assistance for funeral and burial expenses is handled by individual counties and municipalities.

County/Municipality Resources: The level of assistance varies by county but typically includes a basic funeral or cremation with a service. In most cases, to qualify for assistance, the deceased must be qualified as “indigent.” To be classified as indigent certain income thresholds must be met. The levels vary by county.

If you need help/to apply: For information on the appropriate county official to contact for further information visit the California Department of Health Website (ca.gov) or call (916) 574-7870.

Colorado

State Resources: Funeral and burial assistance in the state of Colorado are provided at the county level. As of this writing, Medicaid recipients are eligible for $1,500 in aid, Social Security recipients $1,000.

County/Municipality Resources: The level of aid varies by county. Benefits may vary depending on the deceased’s military status Medicaid and Social security status. The family’s contribution is taken into consideration, and spending limits may apply.

If you need help/to apply: For information on the level of aid for which you are eligible, contact your county Department of Human Services. For contact information visit the Colorado Department of Human Services contact directory (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/contact-your-county).

Connecticut

State Resources: The state of Connecticut offers funeral/burial assistance to people who are covered under Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD). As of 2016, the maximum benefit available is $1,000. There is an application process and certain eligibility requirements must be met.

County/Municipality Resources: There is no information available on additional assistance available at the county level.

If you need help/to apply: Connecticut Department of Social Services, 800-203-1234. Additional contact information is available on https://www.211ct.org/.

Delaware

State Resources: The State of Delaware offers limited assistance with burial for those who are unable to pay for burial. Certain qualifications must be met. According to the most recent information available, indigent individuals may receive $400-$1,500 toward burial in one of the state’s pauper cemeteries. The deceased’s eligibility for other benefits such as social security or VA are taken into consideration.

County/Municipality Resources: No information available.

If you need help/to apply: Deleware Division of Social Services. Website: dhss.delaware.gov / Phone: (302) 255-9040.

Florida

State Resources: By Florida law, the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for providing burial for unclaimed bodies and those who are poverty-stricken. The State does not administer this program, however. Instead, help is provided at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: Application for burial assistance is made directly to the county in which the deceased was a resident. Certain poverty guidelines must be met or the deceased must be a victim of a crime. Counties contract with local funeral homes for services.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Florida DHHS at 850-245-4444 or visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/. For a listing of county contact information visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/county-health-departments/find-a-county-health-department/index.html.

Georgia

State Resources: The State of Georgia does not directly provide for funeral or burial assistance. Individual counties are responsible for providing help to those how are indigent or are unable to provide for interment of a decedent.

County/Municipality Resources: The county Department of Human Services, Division of Family & Children Services in the county where the death occurred is responsible for determining eligibility and the contribution will vary depending on the resources available in that county. The amount provided generally ranges from $350-$1,200.

If you need help/to apply: For more information or to apply for assistance, contact the DFCS in your county. For a list of county contacts visit https://dfcs.georgia.gov/locations. To contact the state DFCS call 404-657-3433.

Hawaii

State Resources: The State of Hawaii assists with burial expenses under a program called “Funeral Program Payment.” You must apply and are required to meet certain eligibility requirements. Benefits are limited to $400 for funeral expenses and $400 for burial. Any excess must be paid by the family of the deceased.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: Hawaii Department of Human Services (855-643-1643). Hawaii Med-QUEST (http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/mqd/)

Idaho

State Resources: The State of Idaho does not offer assistance for funeral or burial expenses. Instead, help is provided at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: Assistance is offered through County Indigent Services. Application must be made in the county of residence before having the services rendered. The resources available vary by county but range from $700-$1,200.

If you need help/to apply: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Phone: 1-877-456-1233, http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Home/tabid/55/Default.aspx)

Illinois

State Resources: The State of Illinois offers assistance to those who are receiving assistance from a variety of programs including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Adi to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD), All Kids Assist and some other programs. Claims may be submitted by a funeral home or cemetery or by a person who is not legally responsible for the deceased and who has paid for funeral or burial. The maximum benefit is $1,103 for a funeral and $552 for a cremation/burial.

County/Municipality Resources: The county does not offer assistance but claims can be made through the county Family Community Resource Centers.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Funeral and Burial Unit at (217) 785-2679 or visit http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30367.

Indiana

State Resources: The State of Indiana provides burial assistance for those who are eligible in specific categories of Medicaid. Only funeral homes and cemeteries can file on behalf of the deceased and the claim must be submitted with 90 days of death. The maximum paid is $1,200 for funeral and $800 for cemetery. Payment is send directly to the funeral services provider.

County/Municipality Resources: Local townships may also offer assistance. The amounts vary. You should contact your local Family and Social Services Administration for more information.

If you need help/to apply: Call 800-403-0864 or visit https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2999.htm for more information.

Iowa

State Resources: The state of Iowa does not provide funeral/burial assistance. Instead, general assistance is provided at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount of aid available varies by county but is generally capped at $400. Eligibility is linked to federal poverty guidelines. Applications must be submitted within 60 days of death to the county of residence.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Iowa Department of Human Services at 800-972-2017.

Kansas

State Resources: There are no resources available at the state level in Kansas. There is some limited assistance available at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: There are no formal programs mandated to assist with burial or funerals. Some counties do offer a limited amount of assistance. The county is responsible for tending to unclaimed persons.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at (785) 296-1500 or visit http://www.kdheks.gov/.

Kentucky

State Resources: Kentucky has no state-level program to assist with funeral and burial costs. Some counties offer help but resources vary by county.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount available in each county varies widely. It rarely more than $1,000. In most cases, it is much less. If a county has a municipal cemetery, the burial may be covered, but the cost of opening or closing the grave will have to be covered.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the coroner in your county or a local funeral director.

Louisiana

State Resources: The state of Louisiana does not assist for funeral or burial expenses. Instead, each parish has a procedure for providing burial of the indigent.

County/Municipality Resources: Resources vary by parish.

If you need help/to apply: There does not appear to be a centralized location for providing help with indigent burial. Contact your parish coroner’s office or a local funeral director for more information.

Maine

State Resources: The state of Maine offers some assistance with burial and cremation under the Maine General Assistance Program. The program is administered through the local municipality. The maximum benefit for cremation is $785, for burial $1,125. This is paid directly to the funeral director handling the disposition. The funeral director will make application on behalf of the deceased. Benefits are based on eligibility with the deceased estate, family resources, and eligibility for other programs taken into consideration.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact your district General Assistance office. A listing of offices is available at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/offices/index.html.

Maryland

State Resources: Individuals who receive aid through the Maryland Department of Human Services may be eligible for burial and funeral assistance. The cost of the funeral must not exceed $2,500 with benefits typically capped at $650.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Maryland Department of Human Services at 800-332-6347 or visit http://dhr.maryland.gov/, Your county DHS office can also help. For a listing of county offices can be found at http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/.

Massachusetts

State Resources: If you receive state aid or assistance you may be eligible for help with funeral and burial costs. As of this writing up to $1,100 may be paid directly to the funeral home. The deceased’s assets will be taken into consideration and deducted from the amount awarded. The total cost of the funeral or burial cannot exceed $3,500.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: The funeral home must apply for the benefit through the Department of Transitional Assistance. For more information contact 877-382-2363 or visit http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dta/.

Michigan

State Resources: The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services office assistance through its’ Home & Burial Services program. Application must be make within ten business days of death and the remains must be in Michigan. Payment is limited to a maximum of $600 which is paid directly to the funeral director.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: For more information call the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services at 855-275-6424 or click here. Your county MDHHS office can also help. To find the contact information for your county click here.

Minnesota

State Resources: Assistance with funerals and burials in Minnesota is provided at the county level. The program covers a basic cremation unless it can be shown that the deceased did not approve of cremation.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount of assistance available varies by county but generally ranges from $1,500 – $3,500. Eligibility is based on financial need and the municipality may attempt to recover funds from the deceased’s estate if there is one. Applications must be submitted within 14 days of death.

If you need help/to apply: For more information you should contact the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services at 651-431-2000 or visit the HHS website at https://mn.gov/dhs/. You can also reach out to your county of residence. A listing of counties can be found at https://mn.gov/portal/government/local/counties/.

Mississippi

State Resources: The state of Mississippi does not provide assistance with funeral or burial. Limited assistance is available through the deceased’s county of residence. Benefits are available only to those who die without family for assets.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount of assistance varies by county but in most cases is limited to a simple cremation. Eligibility is determined by the county administrator.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Mississippi Department of Human Services at (601) 359-4500. You can also contact your local county administrator’s office. Click here for a listing.

Missouri

State Resources: Missouri offers no state assistance for funeral or burial. There is some aid offered at the county level under the “Indigent Burial and Funeral Fund,” a collaborative effort between the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Current reimbursement, which is paid do county or city government, is $400.

County/Municipality Resources: Payment is only made in the case of the indigent, someone with no estate and no family to cover costs.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Community Foundation of the Ozarks at (417) 864-6199 or visit the CFO website at http://cfozarks.org/contact-the-community-foundation-of-the-ozarks/.

Montana

State Resources: The state of Montana does not provide assistance with funeral or burial costs. The county or municipality where the deceased lived may offer some help but not all counties contribute to indigent funeral or burials. Many funeral homes assume the cost of burial.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount of assistance varies by county and city with some municipalities unable to offer assistance.

If you need help/to apply: For more information you should contact a local funeral home or the coroner in your county. For a listing of Montana coroners visit http://mtcoroner.org/index.html.

Nebraska

State Resources: The state of Nebraska does not offer funeral or burial assistance. Help may be available at the county level through the General Assistance Program.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount of assistance varies by county but is rarely more than $1,000. Qualification for the program is based on financial need and funding is limited to basic services only. In some counties the funeral home must be under contract with the GA program.

If you need help/to apply: Each county has it’s own General Assistance program. For more information you should contact the agency in your county of residence. You can also contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at 402-471-3121.

Nevada

State Resources: Assistance with funeral and burial expenses in Nevada are provided at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: The level of assistance offered varies by county. In most cases the amount provided is for direct cremation. Application must be made in the county of residence.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact Nevada Health and Human Services at (775) 684-4000. For a directory of county contacts visit https://www.nvnaco.org/members/.

New Hampshire

State Resources: New Hampshire does not offer assistance for funeral or burial assistance. According to New Hampshire law, the city or town of residence is responsible for providing help when the deceased has no assets and no family to help pay for funeral or burial.

County/Municipality Resources: The municipality will pay a benefit directly to the f unreal home. This is generally limited to $750.

If you need help/to apply: For more information on the resources available in your town, the best place to start is with a local funeral home. You can also contact the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services at 844-275-3447.

New Jersey

State Resources: The state of New Jersey offers assistance with funeral and burial expenses through the Department of Human Services. Eligibility is determined based on need and is allocated on a sliding scale based on age. The maximum benefit is $2,246 for a funeral and $524 for cemetery costs. A family contribution is allowed to supplement the cost but it must not exceed $1,570.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: Arrangements and application must be made through a funeral home. For more information contact the Department of Human Services at (609) 588-2000 or visit http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/.

New Mexico

State Resources: The state of New Mexico will provide up to $200 toward funeral expenses for those receiving financial and medical assistance if there are no funds available. Up to $600 may be available for burial expenses. Family resources, insurance, and benefits such as pensions and social security are taken into account when determining eligibility.

County/Municipality Resources: Assistance may be available through individual funeral homes. For more information you should contact your local funeral director.

If you need help/to apply: For more information on how to apply contact the New Mexico Human Services Department at (800) 283-4465 or visit http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/default.aspx.

New York

State Resources: The state of New York does not provide assistance for funeral or burial. Instead, the county or city of residence offers help.

County/Municipality Resources: Eligibility for county assistance varies by county and city. Benefits are subject to qualification and are typically capped at $1,250. New York City offers assistance at a borough level. NYC requires that services not exceed $1,700 and assistance is limited to a maximum of $900.

If you need help/to apply: For a listing of counties in New York state visit http://www.ny.gov/counties. For information on the NYC program call 212-NEW-YORK or visit http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/faq/393/how-do-i-get-help-paying-for-a-funeral.

North Carolina

State Resources: North Carolina does not provide assistance with funerals and burials. Individual counties are responsible for unclaimed bodies.

County/Municipality Resources: There is no statewide program that mandates county help for those who cannot afford a funeral. The county of residence may offer some limited assistance.

If you need help/to apply: For a listing of counties in North Carolina and link to their websites, click here.

North Dakota

State Resources: The state of North Dakota does not provide assistance with funeral or burial expenses. Some limited assistance may be available at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: Funeral and burial assistance is handled through the North Dakota General Assistance Program. The benefit varies by county but ranges from $300-$3,000. It is intended to provide a basic funeral or cremation.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the North Dakota Department of Human Services at (701) 328-2310 or visit https://www.nd.gov/dhs/. For a listing of county social service offices visit https://www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/countysocialserv/.

Ohio

State Resources: The state of Ohio does not offer assistance for payment of funerals or burial. Instead, the township or county of residence will provide assistance if the deceased is considered to be indigent and there is no one to cover the expenses.

County/Municipality Resources: State law determines the requirements for eligibility based on its definition of indigency. In general, the deceased must not have income of more than 150% than the federal poverty guidelines. If the deceased is claimed, certain eligibility requirements are also established for the family members.

If you need help/to apply: For more information on how to apply to determine eligibility you should contact your county or township government. A directory of local governments can be found at https://ohio.gov/government/localities/ or you can get live help at https://ohio.gov/help/live/.

Oklahoma

State Resources: The state of Oklahoma does not offer assistance with funeral or burial. Instead, this service falls to the county.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount of help varies county by county. There are also programs available to those who belong to a Native American Nation.

If you need help/to apply: To apply for benefits from the country you should contact your county administrator. For a directory of counties visit http://www.okdhs.org/countyoffices/Pages/default.aspx. For information on the Chickasaw nation visit https://www.chickasaw.net/Services/Burial-Assistance.aspx.

Oregon

State Resources: The state of Oregon does not have a burial fund to help defray the cost of funeral and burial. It does have a program in collaboration with the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board which provides for burial of unclaimed indigent individuals. A licensed funeral home must make application.

County/Municipality Resources: Some counties may have resources to help with funeral or burial expenses where both the deceased and next of kin are considered indigent. You should contact a local funeral home to make application for assistance for you. If the deceased is of Native American heritage, the tribe may have a program that offers assistance.

If you need help/to apply: If you are in need of assistance you should contact your local Coroner. They may be able to provide you with information on programs that can help. For a directory of counties in Oregon and contact information visit http://oregoncounties.org/. For more information on the program for indigent burial visit http://www.oregon.gov/MortCem/Pages/IDF.aspx.

Pennsylvania

State Resources: The state of Pennsylvania offers burial benefits to those who are already receiving assistance through social security or who are eligible for cash benefits through the Department of Human Services before death. Nursing home residents who have received state or SSI assistance since 1973 are also eligible. The program is administered through the county Human Services offices. The maximum benefit is $750 which must be paid to an approved funeral director.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: For more information or to apply for benefits you should contact your county HHS office. For a directory of local offices visit http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/findfacilsandlocs/countyassistanceofficecontactinformation/index.htm.

Rhode Island

State Resources: The state of Rhode Island offers up to $900 to assist with burial expenses through their General Assistance program. The program is administered through the Department of Human Service. Application must be made within 30 days of death. Eligibility is based on financial need so you should be prepared to provide documentation of your circumstances.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: For more information you should contact your local DHS office. A directory of office can be found at http://www.dhs.ri.gov/DHSOffices/index.php.

South Carolina

State Resources: South Carolina does not offer funeral or burial benefits at the state level. Some limited assistance may be available through the county in which the deceased was a resident.

County/Municipality Resources: Benefits vary by county. In most cases, assistance is limited to the cost of a basic cremation.

If you need help/to apply: For more information and information on how to apply for benefits you should contact the county coroner or administrator. A directly of county officials can be found at http://www.sccounties.org/sc-counties.

South Dakota

State Resources: The state of South Dakota does not offer assistance with funeral or burial expenses. Individual counties are required by law to offer deceased indigent residents funeral and burial aid.

County/Municipality Resources: The amount available for funeral or burial assistance varies by county. Eligibility is determined on financial means and is generally limited to a basic cremation without a service.

If you need help/to apply: For additional information contact the South Dakota Department of Social Services at 605.773.3165. Individual DSS offices are located throughout the state and can also help provide information. For a directory of offices visit https://dss.sd.gov/findyourlocaloffice/. The Department of Health in each individual county can also provide information and applications for aid. Visit https://doh.sd.gov/records/county/ for a directory of offices.

Tennessee

State Resources: Tennessee does not offer burial assistance. Some counties offer a limited amount of assistance but many have done away with programs to assist with burial.

County/Municipality Resources: Nashville offers burial assistance through it’s Metro Social Services office. This program is available to residents of Davidson County.

If you need help/to apply: For information on the Metro Social Services program visit http://www.nashville.gov/Social-Services/Adult-and-Family-Support-Services/Burial-Cremation-Services.aspx. In order to determine if your county offers assistance you should contact your county administrative offices. A directory of county contact information can be found at http://www.ctas.tennessee.edu/counties_all.

Texas

State Resources: The state of Texas does not offer assistance with funeral and burial costs. A limited amount of assistance is distributed through each county but this assistance is primarily designated to assistance veterans.

County/Municipality Resources: The level of assistance for each county varies.

If you need help/to apply: Indigent burial programs are managed at the county level. For information on how to contact your county administrator visit https://www.dshs.texas.gov/cihcp/county_locator.shtm.

Utah

State Resources: The state of Utah does not have a program to assist with funeral or burial costs. Some counties offer a limited amount of assistance.

County/Municipality Resources: In most counties, assistance is limited to basic cremation at an approved crematory.

If you need help/to apply: For information on benefits in your county, contact your county administrator. For a directory of counties in Utah visit https://www.utah.gov/government/citycounty.html.

Vermont

State Resources: Vermont provides assistance with burial through its General Assistance program. The program is administered through the county.

County/Municipality Resources: Funds of up to $1,100 are paid directory to the funeral provider.

If you need help/to apply: For more information or to apply you should contact the Vermont Agency of Family Services at 800-479-6151 or visit http://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/EA-GA.

Virginia

State Resources: The state of Virginia offers assistance with burial costs for those who are enrolled in its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Application is made through the county of residence with payment made directly to the funeral home.

County/Municipality Resources: Benefits vary by county. In most cases the benefit is small. Norfolk County, for example, offers $500.

If you need help/to apply: For more information or to apply you should contact Virginia Department of Social Services at (804) 726-7000 For a listing of contacts at the county level visit http://www.dss.virginia.gov/localagency/index.cgi.

Washington

State Resources: The state of Washington does not offer assistance with funerals or burials. Some assistance is available at the county level.

County/Municipality Resources: Assitance for funerals or burials is very limited and focuses primarily on veterans. Benefits vary by case but are, at minimum $300.

If you need help/to apply: To get more information or to apply, contact the Department of Social and Human Services at 800-865-7801. To see if your county offers benefits contact your county Community Services Office. For a directory of offices visit https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-find-an-office. For veterans assistance state Veterans Affairs department at (509)-299-6286 or visit http://www.dva.wa.gov/cemetery/burial-benefits.

West Virgina

State Resources: West Virginia offers assistance with burial costs through its Indigent Burial Program. The program offers up to $1,250 that is paid directly to the funeral home. Application should be made through the Department of Health and Human Resources with eligibility based on financial considerations.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: To get more information or to apply you should contact the Department of Health and Human Resources at (304) 558-0628 or visit http://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Services/familyassistance/Pages/default.aspx.

Wisconsin

State Resources: The state of Wisconsin offers assistance with burial or funeral expenses through its Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program. Providers may be reimbursed up to $1,500 in funeral expenses. To be eligible the deceased must be enrolled in one of a number of Wisconsin’s assistance programs such as Badger Care. The deceased may also be eligible if he or she is enrolled in Medicaid.

County/Municipality Resources: N/A

If you need help/to apply: For additional information and to find out how to apply, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/wfcap.htm or contact the Department of Human Services at 608-266-1865.

Wyoming

State Resources: The state of Wyoming offers burial and funeral payment assistance through the Department of Family Services. In most cases, the benefit is limited to $500. Veterans may be eligible for additional assistance.

County/Municipality Resources: Veterans should contact the county of residence to determine if they are eligible for benefits beyond that offered by the Department of Family Services.

If you need help/to apply: For more information contact the Department of Family Services at
307-777-7561 or visit http://dfsweb.wyo.gov/. Information on how to contact local DFS offices can be found at http://dfsweb.wyo.gov/home/contact-us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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