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Son has no money for her to be cremated. My sister has a car and very few if any assests. Her son lives 4 states away and cant pay to have his mother cremated. Are there any places that can help with this. I am not independantly wealthy and cant afford it either

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Hospice told me about "Anatomy Gift Registry" the 2nd day mom was under their care. They were very easy to deal with, I'm sure mom would have been pleased. You might want to give them a call, they're Nationwide.
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The hospice people should know. Also, check with local government. In my state the county will cremate the remains of the indigent. In some other places the deceased can be buried in a "potter's field", also for the indigent. It is wise of you to be thinking of this ahead of the time it will be necessary. My sympathies to you.
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Check your local medical examiner's office, in Miami-Dade they offer very low cost cremation.
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a swamp is my preferance, dont they listen to the vets involved?
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Is there a spouse or any dependent children? If so, I think Social Security pays a small death benefit to a surviving spouse or dependent child. Check with Social Security. Also did she ever belong to a labor union or receive a pension. Some unions/ensions have death benefits. Finally, is she receiving Medicaid or any. other public assistance? Maybe there's some coverage for funeral expenses. Ask hospice, social workers, funeral directors, and members of the clergy for advice. Check out every possible source of further assistance.
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Taralynne, ps tiegman's idea is a good one. One of my co-workers father's body was donated to a med school.... It is something that needs to be arranged ahead of time. Maybe look into it to see if it can happen before you discuss it with sister and nephew? Also I agree to ask hospice too.
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Oh Captain! I am a veteran too and no swamp for you.... as you are eligable for decent veteran burial...... thank you for your service!
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two good suggestions there. some states permit a green burial on your own property. no casket or vault so no big deal for a future tenant. i would like that but my sons are too lazy to dig over a foot deep. i hope to beat the system somehow cause i dont want someone profitting from my death. im a vet, i think the va pays to have you tossed into a swamp. thats good enough for me.
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Ask hospice maybe they have dealt with this before.
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Donate the body to a nearby medical school. They will return the ashes.
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