Pauper Burial Assistance

Bexar County provides a simple, respectful, and dignified service for families with no funding for a funeral/burial service. Families with a life insurance policy, pre-need agreement with a funeral home or have purchased a cemetery plot are not eligible for assistance. This program does not give financial support to help with funeral/burial agreements already made. All honorably discharged veterans and spouses can be buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery if eligible. The next of kin will be charged a $20 fee for the death certificate.

Individuals that may qualify for assistance are:

  • Deceased individual living in Bexar County 30 days prior to death.
  • Having died of natural cause.
  • With no life insurance.
  • Without a pre-need with a funeral home.
  • Without having purchased a cemetery plot.
  • Without a Will.

If you need additional information regarding Pauper Burial Assistance please call 210-335-0757.