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Burial Assistance

The burial assistance program provides federal burial assistance to eligible Native Americans.

The Chickasaw Nation will pay up to $2,500, directly to the funeral home. The burial assistance program cannot reimburse families.

You Provide

  • Statement of itemized expenses from funeral home
  • Death certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Social Security card
  • Verification of income, if needed


Notification of death must be received by the Chickasaw Nation Social Services Division within six months following the death.

  • Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • A family member of the deceased must apply within six months of date of death

Other Information

For more information about the program, contact Chickasaw Nation Social Services or your local area office.

Service Area


This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 310-6481

(580) 310-6422


Ada Area Office

231 Seabrook Road

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 436-7256

Ardmore Area Office

949 Locust St.

Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 226-4821

Duncan Area Office

1911 W. Plato

Duncan, Oklahoma 73533

(580) 470-2131

Oklahoma City Area Office

4001 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

(405) 767-8971

Pauls Valley Area Office

220 N. Chickasaw

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 73075

(405) 207-9883

Purcell Area Office

1430 Hardcastle Blvd.

Purcell, Oklahoma 73080

(405) 527-4973

Sulphur Area Office

4970 W. Highway 7

Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086

(580) 622-2888

Tishomingo Area Office

815 E. 6th St.

Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460

(580) 371-9512

Last Updated: 07/25/2018