We determine eligibility according to applicable department guidelines.

  • Household gross income must be at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for the past 30-day period.
  • The decedent's income will be considered in the income test only if he/she resided with the applicant at the time of death; otherwise the deceased's income is always considered a resource.
  • An eligible decedent must be a Travis County resident at the time of death or must have died in Travis County.
  • Applicant must provide proof that he/she is the legal Next of Kin as defined in Texas Health and Safety Code.., Section 711.002, "Disposition of Remains, Duty to Inter"
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor.
  • Households must have assets or resources no more than the allowable limit of $2,000.00.

Burial Program

100 N. IH 35, Suite 2000
Austin, Texas, 78701 (Map)
Phone: (512) 854-1440
Fax: (512) 854-4118