Financial Assistance for Funeral, Burial, and Cremation

Provides financial assistance on behalf of deceased Hamilton residents who do not have sufficient funds in their estate to fully cover the cost of a basic funeral, burial and/or cremation.

Next of kin, any relative, or bona fide friend can contact the Special Supports program immediately following a death. If the deceased has no family or friends, arrangements can be made by a professional associated with the person.

Two funeral packages are offered. Contact for details.

Organizations that offer this Service
Ontario Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
Sites that offer this Service
Ontario Works Mountain Office
Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Tuesday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Wednesday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Thursday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Friday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Saturday:
Closed

Website: www.hamilton.ca

1550 Upper James St
Hamilton, ON
L9B 2L6

Eligibility

Eligibility for assistance is based on the deceased’s assets. Spousal assets are considered for those who are not single. Parental/guardian assets are considered for minor children. Contact for more details.

Areas Served
Hamilton
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
Application Instructions

Contact to book an appointment.

During that appointment applicants complete an application with a Special Supports Case Aide. Applicants will need to provide: their own name, address, phone number, date of birth, social insurance number, marital status, details of assets and income, details of life insurance and/or prepaid funeral, sponsorship arrangements, date of death, and place of death.

Last Full Update
April 7, 2021