Identify all potential payment sources before approving payment by the Department. When the amount available for payment from any source equals or exceeds the Department's maximum amount, the Department does not pay funeral and burial expenses.
When the amount available for payment from other sources is less than the Department's maximum payment amount, subtract the payment from other sources from the maximum amount. There is one exception:
The Department will not subtract a payment made after the death of a client by a non-responsible relative or party when it is applied to:
- the cost of the casket, urn, or vault; or
- the cost of additional expenses, up to $2000, for services or merchandise that are not required to be provided for the Department's payment.
Sources of payment may include:
NOTE: The central Funeral & Burial Unit determines if a legally responsible relative is able to pay funeral and burial expenses.