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Social Security pays $255 in burial expenses for anyone covered under Social Security. The money must be applied for within 2 years of the person's death. There may be eligibility for other benefits for welfare (medicaid) recipients, such as county assistance in their county of residence.
Medicare is for medical payments for Social Security recipients only--not funeral expenses.
Medicaid is for medical payments only for public assistance recipients and others--not funeral expenses.
As I said, Social Security will pay $255 if the person received Social Security.
Also, Illinois Department of Human Services has a program to pay some burial/funeral costs. Here is the information:
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 rates.
The Department pays the funeral and burial expenses of a person who at the time of death:
The Department pays funeral and burial expenses on two types of claims:
The maximum amount that DHS pays is:
A person who is not legally responsible for the deceased may contribute to:
Applications may be found at your local Family Community Resource Center. Use the DHS Office Locator to find your local Family Community Resource Center.