How Long Does It Takes to Receive the Ashes After Cremation?

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cremation is an age-old method of disposing of the remains of a deceased individual. It has recently become more popular in the West. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we offer comprehensive cremation services and can help you through the process. Cremation can vary from one case to another, so you need to consult the funeral director to know when you will get the ashes.

Cremation Takes Time

Cremation is final, and there's no option to exhume the body for examination later. That's why it takes longer to get permits and approvals for the cremation. Here’s a look at the cremation process:

  • The deceased individual’s body is brought to the funeral home and stored in a climate-controlled area.
     
  • The doctor applies for the death certificate with the local health department. This can be done through an online application form.
     
  • The funeral director works with the family to get approval for cremation. The application should be submitted by a family member who has a power of attorney.
     
  • While the paperwork is in process, the medical examiner examines the body if the cause of death is unknown or doubtful. The cremation is only carried out if there’s nothing suspicious about the demise.
     
  • Once the paperwork is approved, it is sent directly to the crematory. The staff examines the documents and permits them to ensure everything is in order before carrying out the cremation.
     
  • The actual process takes a few hours, after which the remains are allowed to cool before they’re ground to ashes.
     
  • The ashes are placed in an urn and then given to the family.

The entire process can take anywhere between 3 and 15 business days, but this can vary from state to state.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide customized funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What Is A Direct Cremation?

You probably have many concerns and questions about cremation. There are many things to consider when dealing with cremated remains, from choosing an urn to considering more unique memorials. To be...

Does The VA Pay For Cremation?

Veterans make sacrifices when they enlist, and the Canadian government acknowledges this. As a result, there is a provision for veterans' funeral benefits in place to lessen the financial burden of...

How To Personalize An Obituary Notice

After the death of a family member, managing all the modalities and planning and organizing the funeral, etc., can be challenging to handle. But in addition to all these things, you will also have ...

Remembering And Honoring A Loved One Through Holiday Meals

The death of a loved one can feel like the end of all things to a young adult. But as you get older and gain more life experience, you'll realize that this is a common occurrence. The holidays are ...

Helping Children Understand Loss

Most young children and preschoolers are aware of death, even if they don't fully comprehend it. Some of your child's friends may have lost a loved one, and death is a recurring theme in comic book...

Cremation Costs: What is Required?

The cost of funerals can be high, especially if you want individualized services. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the factors determining these expenses. We at the Nutmeg State Cremation S...

Cheap Cremations: How To Arrange

There are a few ways you may go with cremation. Viewing caskets are available for hire if one is required. Since the funeral home may utilize a much cheaper box or container for the cremation, spen...

When Are Cremation Containers Needed?

Struggling to figure out how to take care of your dear ones' funeral arrangements? Do you need help deciding when and what kind of cremation container to use? Nutmeg State Cremation Society is here...

Should Your Child Attend the Funeral?

When is a child old enough to attend a funeral? Can a child in elementary school learn anything from it, or will it simply be frightening? Will your preteen eventually be sad that they didn't go? S...

Is It Important to Have a Public Viewing Before the Funeral?

Those left behind after the death of a loved one must frequently make numerous decisions. These choices entail interment, funeral services, estate administration, and more. Nutmeg State Cremation S...