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Get help paying for funeral arrangements

We can help you pay for the cost of a basic funeral, burial, or cremation for a deceased Peel resident if you can't pay for it on your own.

Financial help for funeral arrangements depends on your eligibility. We offer help paying for only two types of basic funeral packages, based on approval:

To apply, you must call us before you speak to a funeral home or make arrangements. We must authorize financial support for funeral services before you or any other person signs a contract with a funeral home or cemetery.

We will not reimburse the cost of any funeral, burial, or cremation if a contract has already been signed or if it has already been paid for (in whole or in part).

Step 1: Check your eligibility

To be eligible for help:

Eligibility is based on:

Step 2: Apply by phone

To apply for financial help for funeral arrangements, call 905-793-9200, and press 0 (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

For after hour/weekend/holiday approval, please call 905-791-7800.