Basic facts to review
New York state funeral homes are “funeral providers”. Therefore the funeral directors at each funeral home are responsible to provide accurate information from the funeral homes general price list, casket price list, and outer interment receptacle price list.
The funeral rule does not require funeral homes to mail out general price lists.
Medicaid is a federal and state program.
Applicants may seek legal counsel prior to making an application for ssi/medicaid
“Standards of conduct violations” please read this information at
And New York State Part 29.1 at http://www.op.nysed.gov/part29.htm
“Resource exclusions” applicants/recipients are entitled by law to account for resource exclusions. An example of “resource exclusion” is the prepaid funeral arrangement in New York state for applicants/recipients of ssi/medicaid.
There are no monetary limits to “resource exclusions”
Estate planning can account for “resource exclusions”