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Burial Assistance

This is a one-time grant that assists in meeting the burial costs of deceased persons whose relatives are unable to meet such costs. Burial assistance is offered to applicants who undertook funeral expenses and are experiencing hardships to pay. It can also be given to a funeral agency to undertake a pauper’s burial.

  • An applicant will need to apply for social assistance which must be submitted to the applicant’s district Local Board Office with a copy of the death certificate and bills.
  • An application can be made for a burial order which has to be made out to the Social Welfare Office in the district where the applicant resides or where the deceased resided.
How to apply?

To access the Burial Assistance application form please visit the Social Welfare Department located at Ground Floor, Habib Building, #107 Wilson Road, Scarborough, Tobago. Phone: 639-3395 Exts: 47200-47203.

The documents to be submitted along with the application are:

  • Death Certificate
  • Funeral Bills/Receipts/Pro Forma invoices
Where can I find more information?

Additional information can be obtained by contacting/or visiting the:

Social Welfare Department

Ground Floor
Habib Building
#107 Wilson Road

(868) 639-3395

Exts: 47200 - 47203