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Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department

Service: Subsidized Funeral and Burial Expenses

Contact Details
Office Phone Discretionary Benefits Team 905-641-9960 ext 6026
Fax 905-984-8760
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
234 Bunting Rd
St Catharines, ON L2R 6Z7
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Intersection Bunting Rd and Welland Ave
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Provides financial assistance for funeral, burial and cremation services at a funeral home or place of worship, including:  
* Two hour visitation and service 
* Direct Burial 
* Cremation  
* Opening and closing costs 
* Purchase of a burial plot
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility Eligibility 
◾Niagara residents receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program benefits 
◾Low income residents of Niagara may also be eligible for services
Application To apply for financial assistance, contact the Discretionary Benefits Program at 905-641-9960 x 6026. Applicants will be contacted to book an appointment with a staff member within one business day of request.  
If the death occurs on the weekend, holiday, or if there are time sensitive cultural/religious requirements, please contact office immediately and leave a message to ensure an appointment is prioritized during regular business hours.  
Applications for financial assistance must be approved by Niagara Region prior to the finalization of funeral arrangements. Please note that if the deceased has a will, the Executor of the will is the only person who can complete the application.  
The following documents of the deceased person are requested in order to complete the application for funeral, burial and cremation services: 
* One piece of identification of the deceased and applicant such as: 
* Birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, citizenship documents 
* Driver’s licence 
* Social insurance number 
* Health card 
* Will  
* Life insurance policy 
* Pre-paid funeral 
* Verification of current bank account(s) 
* Income verification 
* Verification of assets including RRSPs, bonds, stocks, investments etc.
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Service Categories Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance

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