WAG 22-06-05.

Persons not legally responsible for the deceased may file a claim when they:

  • voluntarily assume responsibility for funeral and burial expenses; and
  • pay an amount equal to or more than the amount of the claim.

Proof of payment includes a contract and cemetery bills.

NOTE: The Department does not pay the reimbursement claim of a person who made payment for a casket, vault, or services or merchandise not required to be provided for the Department's payment, when the funeral home has filed a vendor claim for other services or merchandise.

The Department pays only one reimbursement claim per case. When 2 or more people are paying, only one can file a claim.