Funeral Cost

Determining the Funeral Cost

It's important to know what you’re paying for and what type of services you will receive.

The total cost of a funeral arrangement can vary greatly from one place to another. Larger funeral establishments have higher overhead expenses that they need to cover, whereas a smaller firm with fewer employees can offer the same services for less.

Every funeral home in New York State is required by law to have a General Price List available for anyone requesting a copy. It is also presented to everyone who comes in to discuss or plan an arrangement. In the General Price List, you will find all the services that the funeral home has to offer to the public with the charge of each item.

Items listed in the General Price List are as follows:

Direct Cremations; Direct (Immediate) Burials; Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Establishment Including Personnel, Equipment and Vehicle; Preparation of Remains; Other Preparation (Excluding Embalming); Arrangements; Supervision of Funeral Director and Staff; Facilities; Livery; Merchandise; Additional Services and Merchandise; Limited Services; and a list of Cash Advance items.

Once we discuss the type of arrangements that best suit your needs, we will be able to quote you a price on the total cost.

Outer Interment Burial Receptacle Price List

Casket Price List

At the time of arrangements, you will be presented the CASKET PRICE LIST and the OUTER INTERMENT BURIAL RECEPTACLE PRICE LIST. These lists will have every unit that we offer to the public on a regular basis. There is also important disclosure information that is required by law. If you have any questions regarding this information, we will gladly explain it to you in detail.

Social Service Burial Information

If the deceased was on MEDICAID, they may qualify for financial assistance from the Department of Social Services from the county of their legal residency. If you wish to pursue financial aid for the funeral cost, you may go and fill out an APPLICATION FOR BURIAL at the county building where the deceased resided. The completion of this application does not guarantee approval for financial aid. The department will do a complete financial status check of the deceased and make a determination of their eligibility for financial assistance from the county. Ask the funeral director for more information regarding this matter and what limitations you may have, if pursuing this route for services. If financial burial assistance is denied by the Department of Social Services, the total funeral cost will become the personal responsibility of the party involved, who takes charge of making final arrangements for the deceased with this funeral establishment.

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