Identify all potential payment sources before approving payment by the Department. When the amount available for payment from any source equals or exceeds the Department's maximum amount, the Department does not pay funeral and burial expenses.
When the amount available for payment from other sources is less than the Department's maximum payment amount, subtract the payment from other sources from the maximum amount. There is one exception:
The Department will not subtract a payment made after the death of a client by a non-responsible relative or party when it is applied to:
Sources of payment may include:
NOTE: Funds in a nursing home account belonging to the deceased are not available for funeral and burial claims.
NOTE: The central Funeral & Burial Unit determines if a legally responsible relative is able to pay funeral and burial expenses.
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