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Eligibility Management: Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program

The Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP) is for funeral, cemetery, and crematory providers. It covers service provider expenses that aren’t fully paid for by an eligible decedent’s estate, family, or other resources.

In May 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) updated the WFCAP manual, application, other forms, and created a Payment Summary that is sent to the executor or family representative. We also released an informational brochure for families. Read the Service Provider Update (PDF) for details.

Learn more from the WFCAP Manual

Just for families

Learn more about the program from our WFCAP Informational Brochure, P-03123. It explains:

  • The WFCAP program.
  • With whom the family should work.
  • What assistance is available.

Talk with your funeral, cemetery, or crematory service provider for more information.

Just for service providers

We offer information to help service providers understand and access WFCAP funding. Service providers include staff at:

  • Funeral homes.
  • Cemeteries.
  • Crematories.

To receive an email when we make updates to our program, sign up for the WFCAP listserv.


Service providers receive WFCAP payments directly. We offer up to $1,500 for unmet funeral expenses. We also offer up to $1,000 for unmet cemetery and crematory expenses for some decedents enrolled in any of these programs:

If a decedent wasn’t enrolled in one of these programs at the time of death, the decedent may still qualify for WFCAP benefits. The decedent may still qualify if they were eligible for Medicaid at the time of death or due to the cause of death. Before the service provider submits a WFCAP application, the decedent’s representative or family must apply for a posthumous decision. That will determine if the decedent was eligible for Medicaid. To request the application, the family should contact its Income Maintenance and Tribal Agency.


We encourage you to share the WFCAP brochure with families:

Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP) Frequently Asked Questions

Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program Manual

Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program Application, F-10141 (PDF)—Only service providers and their staff can fill out and submit the application.

Contact us

After a death, service providers and their staff may contact us about potential WFCAP eligibility by:

Send forms and support documents by:

Mail: Department of Health Services
Division of Medicaid Services
Bureau of Operations Management
Attn: Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program
PO Box 309
Madison, WI 53701–0309
Phone: 888-859-0611
Fax: 608-710-6712


Last revised August 25, 2022