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annlee  

My Brother just died last week, we found out he had no money. He was living on disability

My Brother just died last week, we found out he had no money. He was living on disability from Tn, We don't know what to do His son have no money. He was cremated.
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LittleItaly  

Hello All~ I desperately seek advice and guidance for my family right now. My family just

Hello All~ I desperately seek advice and guidance for my family right now. My family just lost my middle Uncle in September suddenly and now Monday afternoon we lost my eldest Uncle suddenly. They were my Mothers' only remaining siblings and all my Grandparents are gone as well. My Mother was his POA and next of kin; he did not have life insurance and we desperately need help with funeral espenses and I don't know where to turn. My Mother is obviously a wreck and low income herself and I am simply trying to find out a way to help her have services and proper burial for my Uncle. If anyone knows of information that would help me here in Indiana with regards of assistance we could look for or qualify for I would greatly appreciate any information one would be willing to forward my way. Thank you in advance for your time, for reading my post and God Bless.
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mspcollins   in reply to tonij   on

free burial

Hi T, if your friend had medicaid, dfcs will help with funeral costs. State aid is available for simple burials and cremations.
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tonij  

free burial

seeking burial assistance for friend, passed away 12/11 no relatives, I am on social security, no other funds, any help out there?
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Muskie  

Thank you but still searching!

@ Mike - thank you very much for your kind prayers! @ everyone else! I have not had any luck so far, but I will keep you all in my prayers, too! I am actually trying to help my good friend who just lost her sister suddenly and they do not know where to turn to be able to bury her with dignity, no matter how simply!

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Muskie  

Need help with Cincinnati Burial

Does Ohio have a burial assistance program?
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Muf1  

Sad,Sad Day!!!

After the unexpected death of my brother,here it is three days until the funeral and My Mother and family are in shock all over again finding out that my brother doesn't have a current insurance policy..HELP>> please.we are in so much pain not knowing how we are going to bury our loved one.
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shall312   in reply to krs32lov   on

in need of help with funeral

Hello , im having the same problem as you.My mom passed last week and we have no money.I was wondering did you find anybody to help.
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Need_yeshua  

Your burial assistance needed.

Firstly, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goe's out to you. I believe God answer's prayer for he is, and continues to be faithful in my life, and other's as well. I will pray that God will open the door's for you, and bring you peace.
I send my love, peace, and and blessing's.
Mike

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krs32lov  

in need of help with funeral

my father passed away on 04-27-2011 he was a ww2 vet.. he did not have va benefits for help with funeral cost although the va will do the burial but we have to come up with $3495.00 for the other cost for the funeral if there is anyone that can assist us please contact bill clair mortuary at 713-522-9030 the deceased name is henry broomfield thanks to all that contribute and god bless you all
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friendshelpingfriends  

Colorado Burial Assistance Program

The Burial Assistance program provides financial assistance to help pay for funeral, burial, and/or cremation costs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The deceased must have been a recipient of Aid to the Needy Disabled, Aid to the Blind, Colorado Supplement, Old Age Pension, or Medicaid while they were alive; and
  • The estate of the deceased individual must be insufficient to pay reasonable expenses; and
  • Persons legally responsible for the support of the deceased individual are unable to pay because of insufficient resources.

The total cost for the funeral/burial/cremation cannot exceed $2,500.  The maximum contribution from the Burial Assistance program will be reduced by the decedent's estate.  The County Department of Social (Human) Services will determine whether any funds are available from the decedent's estate or from legally responsible persons that will reduce the Burial Assistance program benefit.

Resources that may be counted include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Any cash, checking or savings account balances.
  • The equity value of the home or other real property.
  • The equity value of any vehicles or other personal property owned by the decedent.
  • Funds from any insurance policy owned by the decedent is counted regardless of who is named a beneficiary.
  • Other assets such as stocks, bonds, 401k's, annuities, and mutual funds.
  • The value of any prepaid burial plan.

What is the Maximum Reimbursement Amount?

The maximum reimbursement depends upon the program from which the decedent received benefits.

  • For individuals age 60 and over who were receiving Old Age Pension or Medicaid at the time of death or for individuals of any age who were receiving Medicaid benefits for families and children at the time of death, the Burial Assistance program contribution is limited to a maximum of $1,500.
  • For individuals who were receiving benefits from Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND), Aid to the Blind (AB), Colorado Supplement to AND or AB, or Supplemental Security Income/Medicaid-Only at the time of death, the Burial Assistance program contribution is limited to a maximum of $1,000.

How to Apply

Applications for the Burial Assistance Program must be made at the County Department of Social (Human) Services where the deceased individual resided.

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friendshelpingfriends  

Adams County, Colorado Listing Of Resources For Low Income

Aid To The Blind (AB)
303.227.2348
Provides a public assistance grant without Medicaid to clients age 18 or older, legally blind by Colorado statutes.  Income and resource guidelines must be met.

Aid To The Needy Disabled (AND)
303.227.2348
Provides a public assistance grant without Medicaid to clients 18-59 years of age, considered disabled by Colorado statutes. Income and resource guidelines must be met.

Burial Assistance
303.227.2348
Provides a public assistance grant for burial, funeral and cremation services to recipients of most financial and medical assistance programs.  Income and resource guidelines must be met.

CHOICES Program
303.227.2168
The goal of the Career & Household Opportunities for Income and Community Services (CHOICES) Program is to increase the household income of lower income working families in Adams County through training and resource connection.  CHOICES provides up to 12 months of free training and resource connection for eligible Adams County participants.  Services assist participants to earn and save money.  Individual training arrangements and "worksite training options" (for interested employers or organizations) are available.  Eligibility requires: Adams County residency, a working household member, a dependant child under age 18, an annual household income less than $75,000, and a valid Social Security Number for the participant or a U.S.-born child.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)
303.604.1043
Provides child care assistance to participants who meet income eligibility guidelines and are in an eligible activity/program.  Licensed or unlicensed care may be subsidized depending on compliance with state rules and regulations.  Participants are given referral information on child care providers as well as guidelines on choosing a child care provider.

Child Support Enforcement (CSE)
303.227.2233
Establishes and enforces court ordered child support obligations that require non-custodial parents (parents who are out of the home) to help pay for the financial and medical support of their children. CSE Services are available, free of charge, to current and former public assistance and Medicaid recipients to eliminate or reduce the need for public assistance and help repay the Public Assistance Fund. Federal statutes also require CSE services to be available to non-public assistance recipients for a fee ($20 in Colorado) to promote self-sufficiency and avoid public assistance expenditures.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
303.227.2332
TANF is the name of the federal public welfare program. In Colorado, TANF is also called Colorado Works. TANF provides temporary cash assistance, and other assistance options to families with children under age 18 who meet the requirements of the program. TANF is not an entitlement program and is subject to availability of funds. Participants are subject to a 24-month time limit to be engaged in a work activity as well as a 60-month lifetime limit, and are required to enter into an Individual Responsibility Contract with the County that specifies the terms and conditions under which they may receive assistance. Grandparents or other relatives may receive TANF cash assistance for children under their care through a program called Child Only TANF.  Income and resource guidelines must be met.

Employment First (EF)
303.453.8675
Is a program that helps Food Assistance work registrants find suitable employment.  The program goal is accomplished in several ways: through employment workshops which include self assessments, application and interviewing techniques, individual meetings with counselors, training and education provided by other agencies.  Emphasis is placed on participants taking responsibility for their own job search.  The program encourages participants to acquire the education and training they need and provides the job search techniques necessary for participants to become self-sufficient.

The Employment First Program also has a Workfare component, whereby Food Assistance recipients perform work in exchange for food benefits.  Workfare participants will be given job opportunities, learn valuable work habits, and obtain job experience that can be used on a resume.

Food Assistance Program (FA)
303.227.2350
Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program assists low-income households with monthly food benefits.  This program is a supplement to the household's nutritional needs for the month.  Eligibility is based upon the household's income, resources, household size, and shelter costs.  Benefits are given to eligible households through the Colorado Quest Card.  Certain food assistance recipients will be referred to the Employment First Program for assistance in employment and training needs.

Click here for information and benefit calculator.

Home Care Allowance Program (HCA)
303.227.2348
Allows for a small monthly payment to be added to a public assistance grant which can be used to hire a personal care attendant.  Financial guidelines must be met, however per State law, no new applications can be taken for HCA after July 1, 2002.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
303. 227.2378
Provides financial assistance to low income households to help pay part of their winter home heating cost.  Assistance is given to those households who pay directly to a utility company or those who have heat include in their rent.  There are other requirements for subsidized housing.  Income limits are set at 185% of poverty.  Applications are taken from November 1 through April 30.  LEAP can also assist with home heat system repairs.

Old Age Pension (OAP)
303.227.2348
Provides a public assistance grant and medical assistance (either Medicaid or the Colorado Health and Medical Program) to clients age 60 or older.  Income and resource guidelines must be met.

Supplemental Security Income/Colorado Supplement (SSI/CS)
303.227.2348
Provides a public assistance grant and Medicaid to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.  Income and resource guidelines must be met.

Aging and Adult Services
Adult Protective Services

303.227.2348
Receives and investigates reports of mistreatment and self-neglect of at-risk adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect or exploitation.  Those who report mistreatment of at-risk adults remain anonymous and are immune from any civil or criminal liabiity if the report is made in good faith.

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noonie sister  

i need help to bury my lil sister

sudden death 21 yr old mother of two tulsa ok
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friendshelpingfriends  

Alexandria, Virginia Food, Clothing, Furniture, Medical and Burial Assistance

Food Assistance

Referrals to emergency food closets are provided. Food delivery limited to homebound individuals. 703-746-5901

Clothing Assistance

Referrals to area clothing closets are provided. Limited resources for work-related clothing may be provided as resources allow. Please call 703-746-5901 for more information.

Transportation

Limited assistance with bus tokens, METRO passes for job interviews and for transients. 703-746-5901. See Aging for additional information.

DOT transportation for disabled individuals and Senior Taxi for Alexandria residents, age 60 and older is provided through Senior Services of Alexandria. See Disability Services for more information or call 703-746-4079

Furniture Assistance

Provides referrals to the ALIVE, Inc. furniture program to access donated furniture. 703-746-5901

Dental Clinic Screening and Referral

Provides eligibility screening and referrals to the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic for low-income adults who have no dental insurance. Covers most dental services. Please contact Office of Community Services at 703-746-5901. For emergency adult dental needs, contact the Alexandria Health Dept., Adult Dental Clinic at 703-838-4420

Prescription Drug Assistance

Limited resources for one-time-only prescription assistance. Referrals to local Health Department or prescription assistance programs. 703-746-5901

Eye Exam and Eye Glasses

Referrals are made to area optometrists for eye exams and to Lions’ Club, Prevention for the Blind or other area non-profit organizations for glasses. 703-746-5901

Burial Assistance

Assistance is provided for basic burial or cremation needs for persons who were eligible, low-income City residents. Please contact the Office of Community Services at 703-746-5901.

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Starshine  

Maryland, Burial Assistance Program

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 Program Description:

The Burial Assistance Program is available to help with funeral expenses of deceased recipients of Family Investment programs when their families can not afford funeral costs.
Eligibility:

The Burial Assistance Program helps families of people by providing a benefit to their family when the deceased individual was either receiving assistance or met the eligibility requirements of a program administered by the Department of Human Resources. Such programs may include - Foster Care, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), SSI recipients and Medical Assistance. A newborn child who was not a part of the TCA assistance and individuals receiving TDAP (Temporary Disability Assistance Program) can apply also.

The program provides a grant not to exceed $650 when funeral expenses total less than $1500. The cost of burial plots, vaults, grave digging, and burial clothing contributed by family members and friends may be excluded when counting funeral expenses.
Regional Variations:

None - benefits and eligibility criteria are according to the Burial Assistance program policy.
Where to Apply:

You must file an application for Burial Assistance to find out if the deceased meets the eligibility requirements. To do this, contact the Local Departments of Social Services in the city of county where they resided.

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lmccoyjr1  

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My mother-in-law is very ill and is not expected to live too much longer.  The family has just found out that their parents have NO life insurance.  So, Houston we have a problem.

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Starshine  

Maryland Burial Assistance Program

http://www.dhr.state.md.us/fiaprograms/burial.php

Click the link the learn about burial assistance in Maryland ...

Program Description:

The Burial Assistance Program is available to help with funeral expenses of deceased recipients of Family Investment programs when their families can not afford funeral costs.
Eligibility:

The Burial Assistance Program helps families of people by providing a benefit to their family when the deceased individual was either receiving assistance or met the eligibility requirements of a program administered by the Department of Human Resources. Such programs may include - Foster Care, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), SSI recipients and Medical Assistance. A newborn child who was not a part of the TCA assistance and individuals receiving TDAP (Temporary Disability Assistance Program) can apply also.

The program provides a grant not to exceed $650 when funeral expenses total less than $1500. The cost of burial plots, vaults, grave digging, and burial clothing contributed by family members and friends may be excluded when counting funeral expenses.
Regional Variations:

None - benefits and eligibility criteria are according to the Burial Assistance program policy.
Where to Apply:

You must file an application for Burial Assistance to find out if the deceased meets the eligibility requirements. To do this, contact the Local Departments of Social Services in the city of county where they resided.


 

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Starshine  

Nebraska Ponca Tribe- Social Services

http://www.poncatribe-ne.org/departments_social.php

Click the link for more information and the states covered for the different services offered.

Here is a little bit about the Ponca Tribe Social Services

The Ponca Department of Social Services includes an array of services designed to improve the lives of our Tribal members.

Special emphasis is placed on families, children, youth, and elders. Our committment is to honor our elders and to treat Tribal children as our sacred trust.

SERVICES

    * Child care assistance
    * Domestic abuse and family violence services
    * Family outreach and support services
    * Family preservation and reunification services
    * Funeral and burial assistance
    * Respite care
    * Transportation
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Starshine  

West Virginia Burial Assistance Program

http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/family_assistance/burial.asp

Click the link to learn more about burial assistance and the eligibility information, too. 

The burial assistance program assists with payment up to $1250 toward the cost of funeral expenses for an indigent adult or child.

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cheneil  

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IM LOOKING FOR HELP WITH THE COST OF A FUNERAL IN HOUSTON TEXAS .DO YOU KNOW ANY ORGANIZATIONS.

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