Funeral/Burial Issues

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Definitions, rules, and choices with different options.

Information about services, arrangements, etc.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has developed this booklet to assist you in making the difficult decisions about funeral and cemetery arrangements for yourself or someone close to you.

State offices, district attorneys (DA), and government regulators.

How to apply for Social Security's survivors benefits.

Find out your eligibility and requirement for benefits.

To schedule a burial in all Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries, please contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office.

You can also call at (73) 391 - 847.

You can also call at 877-FTC-HELP.

Requirements, laws, and policies for cremation.