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Medicaid benefits do not include coverage for cremations, burials, and any other funeral services; however; there are clauses that allow persons with Medicaid to set aside their own personal savings for funeral and burial expenses without those savings being considered part of their assets. In order to pursue this benefit, one must apply through the Social Security Offices. That way, the saved money is not used as a strike against their pending Medicaid benefits.
Purchasing an eternal resting spot for your loved one is a separate process that is not included in our funeral home services. This is an errand that needs to be prepared prior to the closing of the funeral arrangements. We are happy to provide recommendations if you are in search of a local cemetery.
Social Security usually pays a one-time death benefit to a surviving spouse or dependent children. We routinely notify Social Security on your behalf upon the death of your spouse or loved one. If you are currently receiving Social Security benefits, your payment should be adjusted automatically.
However, your circumstances may be different so we have included a phone number and website information so you may contact them personally.