What does Medicaid contribute toward funeral expenses?
For individuals over two years of age, Medicaid will pay the funeral home up to, $2,246.00 and provide up to $524.00 toward the cemetery/crematory expenses. The family is allowed to contribute an additional $1,570.00. These amounts change for stillborn and children under two years of age. The Ocean County Board of Social Services will check all resources available before the allowance is issued. As with all NJ Counties.