WAG 22-06-02.

The maximum amounts the Department pays for a funeral and burial are:

Funeral (any age):

RATE

DATE OF DEATH

ON OR AFTER

$1,000 01/01/03 - 12/31/05
$1,035 01/01/06 - 06/30/06
Revised text$1,073 07/01/06 - 06/30/07
New text$1,103 07/01/07 - present

Burial (any age):

RATE

DATE OF DEATH

ON OR AFTER

$500 07/01/01
$518 01/01/06 - 06/30/06
Revised text$537 07/01/06 - 06/30/07
New text$552 07/01/07 - present

The rate includes fees for cremation.  Historical Data on funeral and burial rates are located in WAG 25-06-10.

Disposal of Limbs

The amount the Department pays for the burial is all inclusive. Do not approve an extra payment for burial of a severed limb with the rest of the body. Before a client's death, the Family Community Resource Center may approve a $15 payment to a funeral director for burial of limbs. Only a funeral director can file a claim for payment to dispose of limbs.

Donations for Research

When a client donates their body for research, the maximum amounts the Department pays for funeral services is:

RATE DATE OF DEATH
ON OR AFTER
$100 11/17/99
$121 07/01/00
$142 07/01/01
This amount includes customary transportation charges. Other transportation charges will be considered. Another $50 may be approved for a memorial service held only at the funeral home.