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My Mom is on medicaid and wants to buy an irrevocable burial arrangement with money she saved. Can she do that?

Uniontown, PA |
Filed under: Estate planning

Does she need to tell COA if she buys the burial arrangement?

Attorney Answers 2


  1. Generally, purchase of a burial contract will be allowed. There probably is a limit as to the amount that can be spent. COA will need to be advised.

    Consult a local attorney before you take any action, and make that consult sooner rather than later.


  2. Unde PA law, your mother is free to do so according to the following
    statutes:

    340.7 BURIAL RESOURCES
    Burial resources include both burial spaces and burial reserves.
    55 Pa. Code 178.3

    The CAO will verify:
    Resource Disregard and Exclusion of Burial Plots-OPS031102

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