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Tribal Burial Program

 

All burial applicants are first required to make a BIA application at an applicable BIA area office.  Upon approval or denial of a BIA application, a Tribal Burial application will be initiated. BIA Burial and Tribal Burial payments may not exceed a combined total of $4,500.

Burial Assistance is up to $4,500.  In the event the funeral cost is less than $4,500, the funeral home or cemetery shall receive the actual cost.  Payments will be made directly to funeral homes or cemeteries.  Reimbursements will not be allowed.  Food for Funeral assistance is up to $500.  Food vouchers or food expense reimbursements will  be issued to the responsible party.  Food vouchers will be redeemable at eligible food vendors.  Reimbursements will be made payable to the responsible party.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Deceased must be an enrolled Muscogee (Creek) Citizen. – Exception:  Children under five (5) years old and not enrolled Muscogee (Creek) will be considered.  A copy of the parent’s citizenship card is required, along with the child’s birth certificate showing the parents name(s). Hospital verification/medical documents can be accepted in lieu of birth certificate on a case-by-case basis.  One biological parent must be enrolled with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
  2. Death must have occurred within one (1) year from the time the responsible party makes application.

APPLICATION

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

Additional documents may be requested on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Signed application or authorization to sign from head of household/responsible party
  2. Muscogee (Creek) Tribal citizenship verification for deceased
  3. Social Security Card for deceased
  4. Signed burial contract
  5. Parent’s citizenship card (when applicable)

Okmulgee Location
MCN Social Services
2971 N.Wood Dr.
PO Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Phone: (918) 549-2445
Toll Free: (800) 482-1979
Fax: (918) 549-2494

socialservices@mcn-nsn.gov

Tulsa Location
MCN Social Services
6711 S. Yale Ave, Suite 106
Tulsa, OK 74136

Phone: (918) 549-2484
Fax: (918) 298-4197

Wetumka Location
MCN Social Services
333 S. Washita
Wetumka, OK 74883

Phone: (405) 452-1100

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