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Finding the good in every goodbye.

"We are here because we take care of people that other people love." - Jon Woyasz

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." - Khalil Gibran

"With every hug I felt as though a little bit of my pain was taken away." - a loved one

Benefit Information

There are government programs that will pay a portion of the funeral expense of eligible individuals. Those programs include: the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), and the Veteran's Administration (VA).

Social Security Administration

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Anyone receiving Social Security is entitled to a lump sum death benefit of $255. The benefit is paid only if there is a surviving spouse or surviving children under the age of 18.

Connecticut Department of Social Security

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DSS will pay up to $1800, less any assets in the deceased’s estate, toward burial or cremation expenses of any individual. There is no restriction; however, assets may offset all or part of the benefit.


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The VA will pay up to $2000 for reimbursement of burial or cremation expenses if the veteran's death is service connected. The VA will also pay a $300 burial or cremation and funeral allowance and a $300 plot allowance for eligible veterans.
(Source: United Way of Connecticut)