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Some simple tips and FAQs covered to help you understand how to arrange a low-cost cremation service in Las Vegas.

Nevada has an above-average cremation rate, and you may have come across this article when researching cremation options in Vegas.  In this guide we have covered a few FAQs about arranging a direct cremation service.

What is the average cost of a simple cremation in Las Vegas?

A reason many consumers search online today is to access information about cremation prices and compare cremation providers. The cost of a cremation service can vary considerably.  First, you need to determine what kind of cremation service option you require. A simple direct cremation is the most economical option.  Or you may wish to have a goodbye viewing, or even a funeral service prior to cremation.

The lowest cost for direct cremation is $595, although the average cost for a direct cremation service in Vegas is $1,428*.

What is direct cremation?

A direct cremation is just a simple cremation service with no ceremony conducted by the funeral home.  The deceased is collected from the place of their passing, the authorizations and permits completed, and then the cremation scheduled.  A simple cremation container is used for the purpose of cremation, and the cremated remains are returned directly to the family in a temporary cremation urn.  This all saves significantly on costs, and this is why it is so affordable.

Making cremation arrangements online and from home

Another benefit of opting for a simple direct cremation service is that you can generally make all the arrangements without the need for an arrangement conference at a funeral home.

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Forms for signing can be emailed, faxed, or filled in online.  Once all this is complete, the funeral director will notify you that the cremation is scheduled.  This can make the whole process easily managed from your home.

How can you save costs on a funeral or cremation service?

Opting for a cremation will immediately save you on funeral costs.  There is no need for a cemetery plot, burial vault, grave marker, casket or embalming.  Just eliminating these few products and services saves you thousands of dollars.  If you still wish to have a funeral service, followed by a cremation, it is even possible to rent a casket these days, for use for the service.

If you opt for a direct cremation, this is the most affordable disposition option. The funeral director will arrange to collect the deceased, transport him or her into their care, and complete the required documents for the death certificate and cremation permit. The cremation is conducted, usually within 7-10 days, and the cremated remains are returned directly to the family.  You can add on additional services or products to a basic cremation package if you wish.

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Making cremation arrangements for a loved one in hospice care

If your loved one is in hospice care, it can provide peace of mind to have made provisional arrangements for when the time comes.  It can ensure that your devotion can be given completely to your loved one at their time of passing.  It can also help hospice staff be prepared to ease the process when the time comes.

You can arrange a direct cremation with a discount for a hospice patient. Many funeral service providers are used to working in close relationships with hospice personnel to help prepare for a patient’s final journey.  Therefore, with close relationships, it helps simplify the process for transfer from the hospice to the funeral home, and collection of personal data on the deceased that is required for the death certificate.

The DFS Memorials provider in Las Vegas offers a $100 discount on a direct cremation service for a hospice patient.

Are there any veteran benefits to discount a cremation?

Yes, there are certain veteran benefits available.  A veteran is entitled to a free cemetery plot or cremation niche at a veteran cemetery.  The Military Funeral Honors (MFH) of the folding of the flag and a free grave marker.

Obtaining copies of a death certificate in Nevada

If you require additional copies of the death certificate, these can be obtained from Nevada Vital Records.  You can order online at www.nevadabirthrecord.com or by phone on (877) 456-5410.  You must submit photo ID and it usually takes 8 to 10 days.  Copies cost $25.00.

Is there any financial assistance in Clark County to help with funeral expenses?

Financial assistance for funeral expenses is getting more and more stretched as counties are struggling to manage budgets.  There is generally a provision from a county to take care of indigent dispositions.  Clark County Social Services will assess eligibility and only accept referrals directly from funeral establishments or direct cremation providers contracted with CCSS.

For more information CCSS can be reached on (702) 455-4270.

There is a $255 Social Security lump-sum death benefit payment, if the deceased qualifies, and the funeral home will usually assist in the application for this benefit.

Hopefully, this has answered some immediate questions about arranging a low-cost direct cremation service.  If you have any further questions, please call (702) 323-4558, and we will be happy to assist you.

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