Burial Services

When the descendant's estate, mandatory copayments, etc., are not sufficient, burial payment assistance may be available to pay for:

  • Burial;
  • Cremation; or
  • Costs associated with donation of a body to a medical school.
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An application for burial assistance must be made no later than 10 business days after the burial, cremation or donation takes place.

The decedent's remains must be in Michigan. Transportation, or other charges to bring a decedent back to Michigan, is not covered.

Maximum Payments for Burial Services

Service

Payment to Funeral Director 

Cemetery or Crematory 

 Vault 

Fetus or infant under age 1 month

$100

$45

$0

Burial with memorial service

$455

$145

$100

Burial without memorial service

$220

$145

$100

Cremation with memorial service

$455

$145

$0

Cremation without memorial service

$220

$145

$0

Transportation of donated or unclaimed body being cremated

$.32 per mile up to $176

$0

$0

Irrevocable funeral agreement (8A)

$0

$145

$100

Cremation permit fee for an unclaimed body

$0

$75

$0

Disposition of unclaimed body

$555

$145

$100