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Description of Service
The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) will provide payment for burial and cremation services on behalf of eligible individuals.
WHO CAN RECEIVE this BENEFIT?
* Individuals who received Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
* Individuals receiving cash benefits from DPW prior to death
* Individuals who were found eligible for cash assistance prior to death.
* Residents of nursing homes who received SSI or nursing home care payments prior to 1/1/1973, continuously to the present.
To receive payment, a funeral director must be registered as a provider with DPW. A funeral director may register by contacting 1-800-537-8862, option 1