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Program: Burial/Funeral Assistance

Agency: Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Resource Number: 36898842
Alternate name: Burial Assistance; Funeral Assistance

- The Burial/Funeral Assistance program will pay up to the county maximum payment of $3,000 directly to funeral providers depending on services needed and available funding.

- Financial assistance includes burial space, opening and closing of grave, professional services, casket/urn, vault and cremation (if selected). Assistance does not cover any other expenses such as obituaries, markers or flowers.

Program Phones:

Website: www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/burial-assistance
Email: hsph.burialasst@hennepin.us

Location information
Office of Multi-Cultural Services/Powderhorn Partners Building Satellite Center - Site  
Location: Powderhorn Partners Office, 1201 E Lake Street

Minneapolis 55407

Site Phones:
Burial/Funeral Assistance
Site Hours:
- 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday; 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Friday

- Hours may vary by program
Disabilities Access: Accessible main Entrance; designated handicapped parking; policy for provision of accessible service; accessible public restroom
Mailing Address: Powderhorn Partners Office, 1201 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Program Delivery
Eligibility: - The deceased must have been a Hennepin County resident

- Available income of some responsible relatives, along with the value of the estate is considered when determining eligibility for this program

- Application must be submitted within 14 days of the date of death; the county will not reimburse payments already made

- Assets must be applied to the county maximum payment of $3,000; total cost of burial/funeral must not exceed $4,400
Languages: Interpreters available
Application Process: Call for application or visit website. Legal next of kin must complete a Hennepin County application for burial/funeral assistance.
Program Fees: None
Documents Required: Application/Registration form; proof of household income

Custom fields
Method of PaymentIn most situations, the remaining assets of the deceased must be used for funeral/burial expenses before county funds will be used
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Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 3/10/2019

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Accreditations: Does not apply
Funding: Federal; state; county; fees

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