Planning ahead again to help me feel less stress about finances. My dad cashed out his life insurance years ago and now he has none. He is on Medicaid and my parents have very little money. My mom has a policy that I think will cover most of her funeral expenses. But I'm not sure about my dad.
I checked out the local Catholic Cemetery and the least expensive option that doesn't include cremation is $8,000. That doesn't include the funeral home (it looks like around $3,000 for that). Nor does it include any costs for a Catholic Mass, etc. I'm making the assumption that he would not want cremation (which is less expensive). He and my mom are conservative Catholics.
I want to honor my dad's wishes, but this is a lot of money for me to have to spend out of my own pocket.
He is a veteran and he could qualify for burial in a national cemetery, but I don't know if they fit within the Catholic Requirements for burial. Does anyone happen to know?