Help With Funeral Costs

Based on an individual’s financial need, we will work with afamily to determine the best way to maximize and guarantee aid, helping toreduce the family’s financial burden.  Weaccept MassHealth funeral assistance – MassachusettsTransitional Assistance for funeral or cremation services.  We work with Department of TransitionalAssistance for funeral payment assistance. We will complete the necessary paperwork for this assistance.  The benefit provided by the state foreligible decedents is $1,100 provided that the total funeral expenses do notexceed $3,500.  We submit the paperworkand wait for the payment from the DTA on behalf of the family.

Massachusetts Veteranswho are receiving assistance under M.G.L. Chapter 115 may be eligible for state funds of$4,000, provided that the total funeral expenses do not exceed $5,000.  RiceFuneral Home will complete and submit state Form V.S.9 from The Commonwealth ofMassachusetts Office of Commissioner of Veterans’ Services on behalf of thefamily of those veterans who qualify for and wish to apply for thisbenefit. 

You can also get help from family and friends to help with burial,cremation, or other end-of-life costs.  Duringone of life’s most difficult times, you can turn to GoFundMe for help in paying for the final expenses for a loved one.  We can provide a link to your GoFundMe page from the obituary on our website.


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