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Funeral costs to be covered

The obligation to bury is the result of Section 8 of the Lower Saxony Act on the corpse, burial and cemetery system (burial g).

The funeral of the deceased person shall be arranged in the following order of precedence:

  1. the spouse or spouse, the registered partner,
  2. the children,
  3. the grandchildren,
  4. the parents,
  5. the grandparents
  6. and the siblings

If, during the deceased's lifetime, the deceased was contractually determined who was to take care of the burial, that person must take care of the burial regardless of the public-law burial obligation of Section 8 paragraph 3 of the funeral.

If the persons obliged to bear the funeral costs cannot be expected to bear the necessary costs, they may submit an application for payment of the funeral costs.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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