Medicaid and Supplementary Security Income

Some may receive benefits under a state's Medicaid program or the Social Security Administration's Supplemental Security Income (S.S.I.) program.

A person's eligibility for these programs is dependent on the amount of resources (property and cash) that the person owns. In determining the amount of resources, both Medicaid and S.S.I. allow a person to exclude prearranged funerals within certain limits.

When making your funding arrangement, you should ask what the impact would be on your funeral arrangement if you ever need to qualify for Medicaid or S.S.I.