Q: What government agencies help defray death expenses, as they relate to a funeral?
A: Usually, Funeral Directors will help gather the necessary information to apply for financial assistance from Social Security, Veteran’s, retirements and any others to defray these death expenses.
In the case of the deceased falling victim to a crime, most states have a victim’s assistance program which is ran locally through the district attorney, depending on which state the crime occurred in. The crime victim’s compensation program will review the claim for benefits based on the circumtances, and may cover up to several thousand dollars of the death expenses.
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