An interesting post from Michigan Elder Law Updates blog:
"It is being reported that in some Michigan counties the Michigan Department of Human Services is causing unnecessary problems for certain types of funeral plans. First, DHS is contending that you may own only one burial space item for an individual. This means you could own a casket, but not a burial plot. This violates common sense and federal law. Second, DHS is contending that you cannot prepay funeral service expenses for a spouse. Again, this is against all applicable law and makes no sense.
This is just another example of the heavy-handedness displayed by the Michigan bureaucracy. DHS is making the illegal changes in policy in the hopes that our clients will not have the funds or resolve to fight these injustices."