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Program: Burial or Cremation for Indigents

Agency: County of Orange Social Services Agency - Adult Services, Aid Programs, and Public Health Insurance

Resource Number: 8637128

Due to an abundance of caution with COVID-19, the Regional Centers in Anaheim, Cypress, Garden Grove, Laguna Hills, and Santa Ana and the Adult Services Office will be open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday. All other offices remain closed to the public. Individuals arriving at the Adult Services Office will be met by staff who will ask about the purpose of their visit and will conduct a short screening questionnaire before the individual can enter the lobby. Visitors who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. Visitors who are unvaccinated are required to wear a mask or cloth facial covering for the duration of their visit. Children 2 years and younger, those who have breathing issues, or those with an underlying medical or mental health issue are exempt from wearing a mask. To avoid long in-person wait times or exposure to illness, individuals can visit the online portal at www.mybenefitscalwin.org or call the Call Center at 800-281-9799.

Provides temporary cash aid (called General Relief or GR) to eligibile adult lawful residents who do not have custody of any minor children and do not qualify for Federal or State funded cash aid programs. General Relief is a loan. All funds received need to be repaid. 

General Relief funds may be used for the burial or cremation of deceased individuals who are of a low-income status and are United States citizens or legally documented non-citizens when other resources are not available. Any available death benefits must be paid to the County to offset any expenses paid by the County. 

Program Phones:
714-834-8899Business Line

Website: ssa.ocgov.com/calfresh/general/whatis

Location information
Anaheim Regional Center  
Location: 3320 East La Palma Avenue

Anaheim, CA 92806
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Program Hours:
7:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday
Disabilities Access: Yes

Program Delivery
Eligibility: - Must be a United States citizen or a documented non-citizen, Must live in Orange County, Must meet income and property requirements, Must be willing to be fingerprinted
Languages: Interpreter Services Available, American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, English
Application Process: Walk-In, Telephone, A relative of the deceased individual must start the application; When there are no relatives, the County Public Administrator/Public Guardian's Office or County Foster Care program may apply on behalf of the deceased
Payment methods: Call for fee information
Program Fees: Any available death benefits must be paid to the County to offset any expenses paid by the County
Documents Required: Identification for all adults that apply, Social Security card or other acceptable documentation from the Social Security Office, Proof of income or money received, Proof of any property, Registration with the
CalFresh Employment and Training/General Relief Work Program, Proof of legal immigration status, Other necessary documents as needed
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA-Orange County

Categorized as:
Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance

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