Westchester County Department of Social Services provides financial assistance for a burial or cremation when a Temporary Assistance recipient or other indigent person dies in the County, leaving no funds or insurance sufficient to pay the cost; and no relatives, friends or other persons are liable or willing to take the responsibility for burial expenses. Approval from the DSS is required prior to finalizing any arrangements with the funeral home.

A simple online prescreening, available from any computer with internet access, will determine whether the decedent is likely to qualify for burial or cremation assistance.

Allow two business days for the DSS to respond regarding the status of your online application.