An indigent person’s remains may be buried at public expense on the order of the Division of Social Services. Uniform standards for such burial shall be established by the Department of Health and Social Services. The fee shall be established by the Department at the lowest cost for which burial services which meet the standards can be locally obtained. In the event that funds are available from social security, Veterans’ Administration or any other benefits or insurance, the compensation allowed to be paid for burial shall be reduced by the amount available from such benefits or insurance.

37 Del. Laws, c. 189, § 6; 37 Del. Laws, c. 85, § 10; Code 1935, §§ 1613, 1632; 31 Del. C. 1953, § 120; 62 Del. Laws, c. 386, § 1.;