Monroe County Leg. pushing to increase funeral grant amount

Monroe County Leg. pushing to increase funeral grant amount Photo: File photo, News10NBC.

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Created: February 09, 2021 04:25 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There's a new push to get more help from Monroe County when it comes to funeral costs.

County Legislature Minority Leader Vincent Felder was joined by the county's Black and Asian Caucus to introduce the Dignified Indigent Burial Act Tuesday.

The proposal would raise the maximum assistance for a funeral from $1,250 dollars to $2,000.

That would apply to any funeral for a person at least six years old with a total funeral cost of less than $6,000.

Felder says the measure should be voted on by the legislature next month.


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