Service: Subsidized Funeral and Burial Expenses
|Record #: NIA0600||Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019||Last Full Update: 20 Jun 2019|
|Office Phone||Discretionary Benefits Team 905-641-9960 ext 6026|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||Thorold|
|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)||Niagara Region provides financial assistance for funeral, burial and cremation services at a funeral home or place of worship. An application to determine eligibility must be processed by Niagara Region before funeral arrangements are finalized.
A basic funeral includes:
◾Two hour visitation and service
◾Purchase of a burial plot if required
Cremation or burial, including plot, and interment are subsidized separately and provided by local cemeteries under this program.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
◾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 Niagara Region Community Services, Discretionary Benefits Program, at 905-641-9960 ext 6026. Applicants will be contacted to book an appointment with a staff member within one business day of your request. If the death occurs on the weekend, holiday, or if there are time sensitive cultural/religious requirements, please contact our office immediately and leave a message to ensure your appointment is prioritized during regular business hours. Applications for financial assistance must be approved by Niagara Region prior to the finalization of funeral arrangements.
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
◾Social insurance number
◾Life insurance policy
◾Verification of current bank account(s)
◾Verification of assets, including RRSPs, bonds, stocks, investments, etc.
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Legal Status||(20) Regional Government|
|Service Categories||Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance|