The Murdered Children Funeral and Burial Assistance Act also referenced as the Mychal Moultry Jr. Funeral and Burial Assistance Act, requires IDHS to develop and administer the Murdered Children Funeral and Burial Assistance Program, effective July 1, 2023.
A funeral establishment and/or cemetery authority may submit a request for disbursement within 365 days of the occurrence of the crime associated with the request which may occur July 1, 2022, or after.
The Murdered Children Funeral and Burial Assistance Program allows direct payment to funeral establishments and cemetery authorities, who submit applications for funeral and burial expenses on behalf of eligible survivors of eligible child victims.
The total amount of disbursement to a funeral establishment and cemetery authority, including payments made from other agencies and sources on behalf of the victim, cannot exceed $10,000.
Beginning July 1, 2024, disbursement amounts shall be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Users (CPI-U).
Payments issued by the Department shall be apportioned between the funeral establishment and cemetery authority by those eligible survivors with authority for the disposition of the human remains under the Illinois Disposition of Remains Act.