Funeral Assistance in WV
The West Virginia Burial Assistance program of DHHR assists with a payment up to $1250 toward the cost of funeral expenses for an indigent adult or child. The program benefits are determined by the burial rate and, when applicable, the amount which exceeds the maximum allowable payment. Family contributions and other third party payments of up to $1200 are allowed.
For eligibility information contact your local WV-DHHR office
NOTE: This program is for West Virginia Residents ONLY!
We are not aware of programs in other states. If you or the deceased is not a resident of West Virginia then contact your state’s local Human Services/Welfare Department and ask if they have a program. Another resource for information may be the funeral directors association or hospice care organizations in your state.