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Burial assistance

When families need help arranging their loved ones’ final resting place, Hennepin County can help.

The Burial Assistance Program can assist with final expenses when families don’t have the resources to do so themselves. Hennepin County workers will help you assess your eligibility for burial and other expenses.

Requirements and limitations

  • Applications must be submitted within 14 days of the date of death; the county will not reimburse payments already made. See immediate burial policy.
  • All assets must be applied to the county maximum payment of $3,000. Total costs of burial/cremation must not exceed $5,000.