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Indiana Medicaid Burial Assistance Information

4810.00.00: Maximum Payments For Burial Expenses
If there are no other resources, payment not to exceed $1,200 (including sales tax) will be paid to meet the expenses of the funeral director. (IC 12-14-17-2(b)).

The funeral director's expenses include:
*Reasonable expenses connected with preparation of the body, including cremation.
*Purchase of necessary clothing.
*Purchase of a casket.
*Funeral services.
*Transportation of the body, and
*Professional services of the funeral director.

4810.05.05: Computation of Funeral Director's Payment
Relatives and/or friends may contribute as much as they wish toward the funeral expenses of the deceased recipient. However, all contributions and the resources of the deceased must be considered when determining the amount, if any, of the funeral expenses to be paid by the Division.
An amount of $1,750 in contributions and resources is exempted in the computation of the amount of the payment to the funeral director. (IC 12-14-17-5). Contributions and payments made from the estate of the deceased recipient in excess of the $1,750 exclusion are subtracted from the statutory maximum of $1,200. The balance of the funeral director's unpaid expenses, up to the statutory maximum of $1,200 will be paid.

4810.05.05.05: Contributions/Resources Of $2950 Or More
If all contributions, plus the resources of the deceased, total $2,950 or more, none of the funeral director's expenses will be paid.

4810.05.05.10: Contributions/Resources Of $1,750 To $2950
If all contributions plus the resources of the deceased exceed $1,750, but are less than $2,950, the $1,200 maximum payment from state funds to the funeral director will be reduced dollar for dollar by the amount in excess of $1,750. The funeral director will be paid up to $1,200 or the amount of his unpaid expenses, whichever is less.

4810.10.00: Payment For Cemetery Expenses
Cemetery expenses include all expenses connected with the interment of the body or remains in a cemetery, such as:
*Purchase of a burial plot.
*Opening and closing the grave.
*Purchase of a cemetery vault.
*Purchase of a special wooden box or concrete slab when required by the cemetery authorities.
*The cost of renting a lowering device, and
*Tent and artificial grass, if required by cemetery authorities.
Cremated remains must be buried in a cemetery in order to receive payment for burial expense. A cremation vault on its own will not be considered a cemetery expense. A signed burial transit permit must accompany all cemetery expense claims.
A monument or headstone is not considered a cemetery expense. If there are no other resources, payment not to exceed $800 shall be paid to meet the cemetery expenses. (IC 12-14-17-3).

4810.10.05: Computation Of Cemetery Payment
Relatives and/or friends may contribute as much as they wish toward the cemetery expenses of the deceased recipient. However, all contributions and the resources of the deceased must be considered when determining the amount, if any, of the funeral expenses to be paid.
An amount of $400 in contributions from friends and/or relatives and resources of the deceased is exempted in the computation of the amount of the payment to the cemetery. (IC 12-14-17-5).
Contributions and payments made from the estate of the deceased recipient in excess of the $400 exclusion are subtracted from the statutory maximum of $800. The balance of the cemetery's unpaid expenses, up to the statutory maximum of $800, will be paid. (IC 12-14-17-3).

4810.10.05.05: Contributions/Resources Of $400 Or More
If all contributions plus the resources of the deceased total $1,200 or more, the cemetery representative's expenses will not be paid.

4810.10.05.10: Contribution/Resources Of $400 To $1,200
If all contributions plus the resources of the deceased exceed $400 but are less than $1,200, the $800 maximum payment from state funds to the cemetery will be reduced dollar for dollar by the amount in excess of $400. The cemetery representative's payment will be up to $800 or the amount of his unpaid expenses, whichever is less.

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