Frequent Questions

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There are a number of options available, including:

  • Determine if the deceased person qualifies for any entitlements. Check with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and with your State Fund. Many people are entitled to get financial assistance with their funeral costs from these agencies if they qualify.
  • General Assistance through the State of Vermont, if eligible, will allow up to $1100.00 toward funeral expenses.  Taking into consideration any existing monetary or physical, assets that would reduce this amount, the funeral home may apply to the state on behalf of the family. eg.: If an account exists in the deceased's bank account for $500 then the most the state will allow is $600 to equal $1100.
  • Review all insurance policies the deceased person has, including life insurance. Some life insurance policies have coverage clauses for funeral related costs.
  • Find local charities providing financial help for funeral expenses. Search for non profit organizations and for churches in your area.
  • Donations may be listed in the obituary to go toward funeral expenses and will be directed to the funeral home via the website. This is more direct than a go-fund-me site.
  • Talk to your funeral director about less expensive options.

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Frequent Questions

Grief Support

Social Security Benefits

Flowers, Monuments, Lodging

Guide to Writing An Obituary

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