Burial Assistance

The burial assistance program provides federal burial assistance to eligible Native Americans residing within Chickasaw Nation boundaries.

You Provide

  • CDIB or tribal citizenship card
  • Statement of itemized expenses from funeral home
  • Death certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of residency
  • Household income verification of the deceased


Notification of death must be received by the Chickasaw Nation Social Services within 30 days following the death.

  • Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Must reside in the Chickasaw Nation service area
  • Must be income eligible
  • A family member of the deceased must apply within 30 days of date of death.

Other Information

For more information about the program, please contact Chickasaw Nation Social Services or your local area office. For a burial assistance application, click here or visit any Chickasaw Nation Area Office.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Contact Information

(580) 310-6481

(580) 310-6422


Available at all area offices

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Last Updated: 01/9/2017