Help With Funeral Expenses
Managing funeral expenses after an unexpected death can be an unpleasant experience for a family already coping with grief. During this difficult time, you may not know how to get help with funeral expenses. Additionally, friends and family may not know how to show appreciation and support.
If you are having difficulties paying for funeral costs, you are not alone. Most families need help planning a funeral and many need help with expenses. The average cost of a funeral is close to $9,000, a sum many families do not have at their quick disposal.
There are some state and government programs that can assist with expenses.
- Anyone receiving Social Security is entitled to a lump sum benefit of $255 if a surviving spouse or child is under 18.
- Social Service may also contribute towards funeral expenses after reviewing available assets.
- Finally, the Veterans Administration can be a valid resource if applicable.
Creating a GiveForward page is a great way to help. Starting a Memorial Fundraiser helps you raise money to cover funeral expenses and gives friends and family members a place to share kind words and memories with others.
Families can raise money to start a special project in honor of their loved one or to establish a college fund in his or her legacy. A Memorial Fundraiser on GiveForward goes beyond helping with funeral costs and allows a community to heal and stay connected during a difficult time.