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Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department

Site: Thorold

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 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  
◾Direct burial 
◾Burial services 
◾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
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 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 
◾Driver's licence 
◾Social insurance number 
◾Health card 
◾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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