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Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance

Programs that provide financial assistance to help families who have lost a loved one pay for the funeral and/or the cremation or interment of the individual's remains.

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Cemetery Property

Programs that provide grave sites for the earth burial of the remains of individuals who have died; mausoleum crypts for above ground interment; cenotaphs which serve as memorials to individuals whose remains are elsewhere or are lost; and/or niches in a columbarium for the storage of cremated remains.

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Mortuary Services

Programs that provide funeral home services including removal of the body to the funeral home; preparing, obtaining necessary signatures on and filing the death certificate and deposition permit with the local health department; embalming services; cremation services; temporary care for the body prior to final disposition; visitation, private viewing and memorial services; and/or cremation caskets, burial caskets, burial vaults, grave markers, urns and other interment accessories.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.