There are government programs
that will pay a portion of the funeral expense
of eligible individuals. Those programs include:
the Social Security Administration (SSA), the
Connecticut Dept. of Social Services (DSS), and
the Veteran's Administration (VA).
Anyone receiving Social Security
is entitled to a lump sum death benefit of $255.
The benefit is paid only if there is a surviving
spouse or surviving children under the age of
DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES
DSS will pay
up to $1800, less any assets in the deceasedís
estate, toward burial or cremation expenses of
any individual. There is no restriction;
however, assets may offset all or part of the
Clink on the link above for more
information on who is eligible, how much the VA
pays, and how to apply.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Burial/Cremation
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2012