Delaware Nation provides burial assistance for enrolled tribal citizens or those minors eligible to
be enrolled (and not enrolled in any other tribe) up to $6,500. Eligibility must be determined by the
enrollment department. Payment will be made directly to the funeral home selected. Assistance is for
burial expenses and/or marker or monument.
BURIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE:
1. PREPAID BURIAL ASSISTANCE: A tribal citizen (age 60 or over) or diagnosed with a terminal
illness, may obtain assistance to purchase an irrevocable contract burial plan with a funeral home
of their choice.
Copy of irrevocable contract with funeral home for cost of service
Death Certificate (Family must request one for the tribe when the tribal citizen is deceased.)
If applicable, a letter from the tribal citizen’s medical doctor stating the terminal diagnosis
Application may be submitted at any time by the tribal citizen.
2. BURIAL ASSISTANCE: A tribal citizen’s next of kin may obtain assistance with funeral
arrangements at a funeral home of their choice.
Invoice stating funeral home’s cost for service
Death Certificate (Family must request one for the tribe when making funeral arrangements)
Please submit application 90 days from the date of funeral service.
Family Dinner allocation of $250.00 will be available to the family for food. The next of kin
designated on the application will receive the check for this service.