The Burial Assistance program provides financial assistance to help pay for funeral, burial, and/or cremation costs.
The total cost for the funeral/burial/cremation cannot exceed $2,500. The maximum contribution from the Burial Assistance program will be reduced by the decedent's estate. The County Department of Social (Human) Services will determine whether any funds are available from the decedent's estate or from legally responsible persons that will reduce the Burial Assistance program benefit.
The maximum reimbursement depends upon the program from which the decedent received benefits.
Applications for the Burial Assistance Program must be made at the County Department of Social/Human Services where the deceased individual resided.
The Repatriation Program is a federally funded program that helps Americans in other countries who are returning or being returned to the U.S. because of illness or destitution. The U.S. Department of State certifies which persons are eligible for assistance under this program.
U.S. Repatriation can provide up to three months temporary assistance for persons returned to this country, including cash, food, shelter, clothing, transportation or medical and/or psychiatric Care
Any assistance provided under this program is a loan that must be repaid to the U.S. Government.
Repatriates are U.S. citizens who are in crisis abroad and are in need of financial or other assistance in order to return safely to the U.S. To be eligible for a repatriation loan, a person must be:
Individuals should contact the American Consulate or Embassy in the country where they are located. All eligibility determinations will be handled through the U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Overseas Citizens Services (OCS). For more information, you may contact the Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 or from overseas (202) 501-4444.