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Frequent Questions

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There are a number of options available, including:

  • Determine if the deceased person qualifies for any entitlements. Check with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and with the Department of Human Resources. Many people are entitled to get financial assistance with their funeral costs from these agencies if they qualify.
  • Review all insurance policies the deceased person has, including life insurance. Most life insurance companies will allow for paperwork to be filled out and submitted to them that will pay the cost of the funeral up to the amount of the policy pay out. If the policy does not cover the costs the remainder will have to be the responsibility of the family. If the amount of the funeral is less then the amount of the policy, the beneficiary will be reimbursed the difference from the life insurance company.
  • Find local charities providing financial help for funeral expenses. Search for non profit organizations and for churches in your area.
  • Talk to your funeral director about cremation options - these can be much less expensive depending on your choices.

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Consumer Guide

Frequent Questions

Grief Support


Social Security Benefits

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