Erie County Social Services

Will the Department of Social Services pay Burial Expenses for someone?

Active clients and some indigent individuals may be eligible for assistance.  An application must be made to determine eligibility.  The family, an acquaintance, or supportive organizations may do this.  Up to $900.00 is available for direct burial services and payment is made directly to the funeral director.  You must contact a funeral director of your choice and be sure they are knowledgeable in this application process. 

Call [716] 858-1872 for additional information.