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Not every web site can provide all the information you might need.  Below are some helpful links to answer your questions and research service providers.

 

The US Navy's Burial At Sea Program
Complete information on the US Navy's program for interring sailors at sea.  Free for Veterans Honorably discharged.

 

Funeral Consumers Alliance
The FCA is a nonprofit charity focused on protecting the rights and interests of consumers.

 

Cremation.com 
An online guide for finding cremation services providers throughout the United States.

 

Eternity Gardens  
EternityGardens.com is for individuals and families looking for a final resting place for cremated remains. Search our site, choose the options most meaningful to you, and find an eternal garden for cremated remains.

 

TSA Traveling with Human Cremated Remains - What you need to know 

 

A Good Goodbye
Gail Rubin's blog about "funeral planning for those who don't plan to die."  Always an interesting read.

 

Green Burial Council
Information about eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable death care and funeral options.

 

Cremation Association of North America
Cremation-centric information and links to various aspects of the death care industry.

 

Not being able to afford to pay for a funeral doesn’t mean there aren’t options. You can research, below by State are the agencies that might be able to offer assistance and guidance.

State Assistance:  Contact departments

CT – Dept of Social Services

DC – Dept of Human Services

MA – The Commonwealth of MA

MD – Dept of Human Resources

ME – General Assistance Program

NH – NH Welfare Dept

NJ – Dept of Human Services

NY – Human Resources Dept

PA – Dept of Public Welfare

RI – RI General Public Assistance

VA – Health & Human Services

VT – Agency of Human Services

WV – Dept of Health & Human Resources