If cost is a concern, please let us know- we will do all we can to help you. We will never turn anyone away who is in true need of financial help.
The following is a list of some of the many resources available when a death occurs. We work closely with all of the following programs and agencies, and we will help you through the process.
“No Cost” Cremation: Free cremation is available for those who wish to consider whole body donation.
For more information, see our No Cost Cremation page.
Medicaid/Disability: Cremation payment vouchers may be available from the county in cases of Medicaid, Disability, SSI, or if the family is struggling to pay for the cremation. We accept cremation payment vouchers from all counties- call us for more information.
Veterans or spouses of veterans: In most cases, honorably discharged veterans and their spouses are eligible for VA burial benefits. For more information about eligibility and VA benefits, please call us.
Social Security: A $255 death benefit is available. Social Security will pay the benefit to a surviving spouse or dependent children several months after the death occurs. We will notify Social Security of the death.
Additional Cost Saving Consumer Information:
- Scattering is legal and free. Scattering is allowed on private property and most public land. There is no need to purchase expensive cemetery property.
- Beware of hidden costs and add-ons. Many crematories will give you one cost over the phone, only to add additional costs later on. Trust your instinct- if you feel you are being pressured or taken advantage of, call someone else.With All-States Cremation, there are never any hidden costs or sales tactics. We will never take advantage of you or your family at your saddest time.
- Obituaries are not a legal requirement. Most newspapers charge for obituaries or death announcements- obituaries are optional, not required.
- Do not buy a casket or pricey cremation container. It serves no purpose and is expensive.
- Embalming is not needed for cremation. Ask for refrigeration instead. You should never be charged a daily refrigeration fee.
- “Identification” of the deceased is not necessary. This is a way for many mortuaries to sell viewings and expensive cremation containers. There are checks and re-checks during the transfer and cremation process, assuring correct identification.
- Decorative Urns Urns can be expensive. If you are scattering or burying the ashes, a simple box provided by most crematories is usually sufficient.
- Expensive caskets do not preserve the body longer. It is illegal for a funeral director to tell you that an expensive casket preserves the body better.
- Embalming is not always necessary. If a person is buried without a viewing, embalming is not always necessary- don’t pay for it.
- Honorably discharged veterans and spouses are entitled to: FREE burial space, vault, headstone, and service. (Private cemeteries are expensive).
We are always here to help.