Burial & Funeral Financial Assistance

If you are concerned about being able to afford the cost of burying or cremating a loved one who has passed, you may be eligible for assistance under the Monroe County Temporary Assistance program.

ROC Cremation can help facilitate scheduling an appointment to meet with our burial coordinator – please complete the form below.

Because funeral assistance is a component of the Temporary Assistance program, an in-person interview will be required. Please come prepared to discuss the decedent’s (and any legally-responsible relative’s) financial situation, including income and assets. Common income and assets include, but are not limited to, any earned or unearned income due to the decedent’s estate, life insurance proceeds, social security or veteran’s death benefits, and bank accounts.

For applicants who are determined to be eligible for Temporary Assistance, Monroe County will provide a funeral assistance grant up to a maximum of $1,250 for decedents aged six years or older, or up to $500 for deceased children aged five years or younger.

Please note that to be considered an indigent burial, the total funeral cost cannot amount to more than $6,000. If the funeral you are arranging will cost more than $6,000, we will be unable to consider this an indigent burial and we will be unable to provide any assistance.

To start the application process, please complete this short form:

More details available at:
Monroe County Office of Faith-Based Initiatives
(585) 232-3386

244 S. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14608