Free Cremation Through State Funeral Assistance In New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) will pay up to $2,770 towards funeral and cremation expenses on behalf of eligible individuals. You will need to pay for the cremation in advance before we can apply for reimbursement from the state.

For a list of county boards of social/human services, including phone numbers and other contact information, visit

If you would like us to contact DHS to see if the decedent is eligible for funeral assistance, please call us at (888) 802-0999.