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§ 649.18. Reimbursement of Funeral/Burial Expenses.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 2. Administration
Division 2. Financial Operations
Chapter 1. California Victim Compensation Board (Calvcb) Regulations
Article 5.6. Indemnification of Victims of Crime
2 CCR § 649.18
§ 649.18. Reimbursement of Funeral/Burial Expenses.
(a) As funeral practices vary across cultures, the following traditional funeral and burial expenses or their equivalent expenses may be reimbursed:
(1) Burial costs, including but not limited to expenses for: the burial vault; casket; costs associated with the transport of the body; cremation charges; labor cost for opening and closing the grave; headstone; marker, or tombstone and the charge for its setting; the single-width, single-depth grave site; and, endowment care -a one time charge controlled by state law that ensures permanent maintenance of the grave.
(2) Funeral service costs, including but not limited to expenses for: preparation of the body for viewing; newspaper notices; copies of the death certificate; flowers for gravesite, chapel and hearse; photography costs; musician's fees; burial clothing; cost of transport to the burial site; on-site funeral service fees for chapels or other memorial service locations; licensed security guard services; gravesite service fees and costs, including equipment charges; and, items necessary for performing services in other cultural traditions.
(3) Memorial service costs including flowers, and pictures and picture frames at the service.
(4) If a double grave or headstone has been chosen, reimbursement may be made based upon an estimate of a single grave or headstone or half the cost of the double grave or headstone, whichever is the less expensive.
(b) The following expenses are not reimbursable by the CalVCB: coroner's charges, finance or interest charges or processing fees on a funeral/burial bill; a pre-purchased funeral or grave for the victim; any expenses based upon a CalVCB application filed by a mortuary, cemetery or other third party service provider.
Note: Authority cited: Section 13920, Government Code. Reference: Section 13957(a)(8)(B), Government Code.
1. New section filed 6-12-2009; operative 7-12-2009 (Register 2009, No. 24). For prior history, see Register 2007, No. 49.
2. Amendment of section and Note filed 7-5-2011; operative 7-5-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 27).
3. Repealer of subsection (a), subsection relettering, amendment of newly designated subsections (a) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 10-3-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 41).
This database is current through 6/24/22 Register 2022, No. 25
2 CCR § 649.18, 2 CA ADC § 649.18
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