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.