Burial & Funeral Assistance Pre-Planning Application
Note: All fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has established the following criteria with the intent to ensure the Burial and Funeral Assistance Program provides financial assistance to meet the basic needs of Tribal community in accordance with the Tribe’s General Welfare Policy.
For Pre-Planning Assistance, the applicant must be an adult enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Member or hold power of attorney for that Tribal Member. At the time of passing, a separate application for Burial and Funeral Assistance will need to be submitted by the Executor (or other eligible applicant) to access remaining funds.
- A maximum of $15,000 may be accessed for Pre-Planning Assistance, which is deducted from the Tribal Member’s overall Burial and Funeral Assistance benefit of $30,000. No additional funding above the total $30,000 cap will be approved upon the Tribal Member’s passing.
- Eligible items for Pre-Planning Assistance are limited to covering expenses associated solely with funeral services and burial. Pre-Planning Assistance may by used only for the following items: funeral home expenses, plots or burial liners, headstones/grave markers, floral arrangements, urns, and caskets.
- Pre-Planning Assistance new requests may only be accessed by direct payment to vendor with a separate application for each vendor. An invoice and W-9 for the vendor must be submitted with this application. No reimbursements are allowed for new requests.
- Notwithstanding the foregoing, reimbursement for Pre-Planning Assistance may be approved on a limited basis for eligible items, with acceptable receipts, that were purchased before October 11, 2018, the effective date of Version 3.0 of the Burial and Funeral Assistance Policy, only under the following circumstances:
- A living, adult enrolled Snoqualmie Tribal Member or power of attorney may apply for reimbursement to the Tribal Member only.
- An Executor or other eligible applicant may apply for reimbursement to a deceased Tribal Member’s estate if the Tribal Member passed away after May 12, 2018, and before October 11, 2018, the effective date of Version 3.0 of the Burial and Funeral Assistance Policy.
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to maintain their own records. The Tribe will not be responsible for providing documentation at time of passing for any expenses that were pre-paid.
- Program benefits are subject to change and may increase/decrease based on available funding or by Snoqualmie Indian Tribal Council Resolution.
DignityMemorial.com or 1-800-34-DIGNITY is a great resource that provides individual pre-planning services in one place. They have multiple locations through the United States.
Applications and Supporting Documents can be attached to this E-form, scanned, faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered to the Snoqualmie Tribal Office at:
ATTN: General Resources Department
P.O. Box 969
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Fax Number: (206) 202-4535