Based on increases in the Consumer Price Index, the maximum rate for funeral and burial claims is increasing. Begin using the new rates where the date of death is on or after April 01, 2020. The percentage of increase is equal to the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index for the state fiscal year. The funeral and burial rates have not seen an increased since July 01, 2007.
The maximum amounts the Department pays for funeral and burial are:
The rate includes fees for cremation.
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Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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