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Illinois Department of Human Services: Funeral and Burial Benefits

WHAT: The program pays for the funeral and burial expenses when a person’s resources and all other sources of payment are less than the DHS standard payment rate. The DHS will pay

  • $1,103 for a funeral
  • $552 for a cremation/burial

WHO: The Department pays the funeral and burial expenses of a person who at the time of death:

  • was receiving any of the following kinds of assistance:
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Cash
    • Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) Cash
    • All Kids Assist
    • Parent/All Kids Assist
    • All Kids Moms & Babies
    • Family Assist
    • AABD Medical
    • General Assistance Foster Care/Adoption Care
  • or who would have qualified for:
    • All Kids Assist
    • Parent/All Kids Assist
    • All Kids Moms & Babies
    • Family Assist
    • AABD Medical

HOW: Fill out the application for Funeral or Burial Claim or fill out the application for Funeral or Burial Reimbursement. Alternatively, use the DHS Office Locator to find your local Family Community Resource Center to pick up application forms.

WHERE: Illinois

LINK: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30367

 

 

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