Burial Services

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    Taxonomy Code: PB-5000.1000

    Programs that provide interment services including preparation of interment space (grave site, crypt or niche) and arrangements for graveside ceremonies (committal services) which are held at the place of interment for individuals who have died. A person's remains may be interred immediately after death (immediate burial) or following formal viewing, visitation and/or a formal ceremony. Included are programs that provide simple and dignified services at little or no cost; programs that provide funding for the burial or cremation of unidentified or unclaimed deceased persons, individuals with no immediate family who die without leaving an ascertainable estate sufficient to pay all or a part of the person's burial expenses, or individuals whose immediate family members are unable to pay for the burial; and programs that provide full cost burial services.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    BURIALSCovers basic burial costs for recipients of Temporary Assistance, stillborn infants, or any person found dead in the county who is not under the jurisdiction of another social services district. Funeral director must be notified at initial contact that a social service funeral is being requested. While this is a year round service, it is also available for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. A maximum benefit of up to $1,200 may be available for a burial or cremation, regardless of immigration status. Any licensed funeral director who accepts the Department’s policy is eligible for payment. To determine eligibility, an application must be submitted prior to the completion of services. SuffolkSMITHTOWN CENTERSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    CEMETERIES DIVISIONOversees the establishment, maintenance and preservation of burial grounds for all nonprofit cemeteries in New York State.CEMETERIES DIVISIONNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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