No, Medicaid does not pay for the cost of cremation. Instead, Medicaid resources typically cover only specific medical expenses. (Contact a licensed Medicare sales agent to learn more about the medical coverage you can receive from Medicare Advantage and other programs.)
Even though the Medicaid program does not cover end-of-life costs, it can help you save money for final expenses. Keep reading to learn how. In some situations, there may be state or local help available to pay for funeral expenses.