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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


Available at all area offices

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