As of October 1, 2009 the Burial Fund has been replaced by the Oneida Life Insurance Plan Plus (OLIPP).
OTHER PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR BURIAL ASSISTANCE ARE:
STATE BURIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
For Wisconsin Residents:
In order to be eligible for State Burial Assistance all persons must have no other resources available for funeral costs and must not be eligible for any other burial benefits. Also, the Deceased must be a recipient of an income maintenance program at the time of death.
The State of Wisconsin through a contract with the Oneida Center for Self-Sufficiency (OCSS) provides funeral expenses for eligible deceased persons. Please contact OCSS for determination of eligibility at:
Toll Free 800-216-3216
or contact the Wisconsin county office where you reside.
For Other State Residents:
Contact the county office where you reside.
A VA burial allowance is a partial reimbursement of an eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs. When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments: (1) burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.
To find out if you may be eligible for a VA burial allowance click on this link (http://www.cem.va.gov) or call the VA office at 1-800-827-1000.
You may also contact the Oneida Veterans Department at P.O. Box 365, Oneida, WI 54155-0365
Toll Free: 1-800-236-2214 (ask for Veterans Department)