This Department will pay funeral expenses, in accordance with the agreement with the New Brunswick Funeral Directors and Embalmers Associations.
Applications must be considered under Section 4/4 of the Family Income Security Act. Assessment for eligibility is based on the following:
- the financial situation of the deceased and
- the financial situation of the family (sister, brother, parent, child, grandparent, spouse and common- law spouse) who are part of the deceased’s household.
Our decision is regarding the ability, not the willingness, of the family who are part of the deceased's household to pay.
Family who are not part of the household will be asked if they can contribute toward the cost of the funeral.