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Am I responsible to pay out of pocket for my family member who died?
Burial responsibility falls upon the next of kin.
A.R.S. § 36-831
What do I need to bring with me to the funeral home interview to help determine initial eligibility?
The family should gather important documents belonging to the decedent, for example: Decedent's written instructions regarding final arrangements, bank statements, DD214, and any Power of Attorneys, etc. Information is requested to ensure the application's integrity.
What are the financial qualifications for eligibility?
CIDS program eligibility requires financial documentation that the decedent and their family members* do not have the ability to pay any funeral expenses from any resource or income and a subsequent county approval.
How do I apply for assistance?
The contracted funeral home performs the initial review to determine if the final arrangements will be fully or partially paid by the legally responsible family member, legal agent, or other community entity. The contracted funeral director will only contact the Public Fiduciary and submit the application for final eligibility determination on estates that appear insolvent after the completion of family interviews, income and resource verification, and alternatives to county aid have been fully exhausted.
When is a decedent case "approved" versus "denied?"
When the decedent or party with a "duty to bury" has less than $350, the county pays the difference up to $350 for either burial or cremation, provided the application is true and correct.
Phone: 602.506.5801 (24/7)
Hours of Operation
8 AM to 5 PM
Monday through Friday
Adult Protective Services
or area law enforcement (911) if the person appears to be at risk, or suffering from loss or harm.
Maricopa County Public Fiduciary
Security Center Building
222 N. Central Avenue, Suite 4100 | Phoenix, AZ 85004