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Services > Burial Assistance

Burial Assistance


Out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, certain Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, canceled or closed. For a complete list of postponements, cancelations or closures, visit the COVID-19 INFORMATION page. We will continue to update the list as the situation progresses.

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

The burial assistance grant will pay up to $2,500 toward the final balance of the burial expense. The payment will be made directly to the funeral home. Reimbursements will not be issued.

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


Available at all area offices

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