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Burial Assistance - Silver Spring

Emergency Services within Housing Stabilization Services offers limited assistance with the cost of funeral arrangements to low-income Montgomery County residents. Family member or authorized representative of the deceased must complete an application, and an interview must be conducted. Applicants are seen on a first come, first served basis and must go into one of the Emergency Services offices, based on zip code. The deceased must have resided in Montgomery County. The funeral must be arranged with a local funeral home, and the total cost of the funeral home services cannot exceed $2,500.00. The Department cannot reimburse any expenses if the arrangements have already been paid for. It is recommended that the customer go into the correct office right away, and bring required documentation. For a list of verifications needed, see knowledge article entitled "Verification Needed for Emergency Services (ES)" Parts I and II.

The Silver Spring office is located at 8818 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 20910. The office fax number is 240.777.3154. The office has extended hours on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, by appointment only (please note, no walk-ins). If interested in making an appointment, please dial: 240.777.3075.

Online users who have additional questions and would like to be contacted by a departmental staff member may submit a request by clicking on the Create Service Request button below. Please complete all of the fields in the Contact Information section then scroll down to the bottom of the page and provide a brief description of the request in the Brief Description field.

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