What does "unclaimed" mean?

A deceased person whose body has not been claimed for the expense of disposition by a family member, friend or other interested person, shall be considered an unclaimed decedent (NMSA 1978 §24-13-3).

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1. How does my family obtain a death certificate?
2. How are Veterans honored?
3. Are there additional services for persons who received Social Security Benefits?
4. What about a death notice in the newspaper?
5. What does "indigent" mean?
6. What does "unclaimed" mean?
7. Who can apply for this program?
8. How does one qualify for the program?
9. How is the process started?
10. I signed an agreement with the funeral home but I cannot afford the services. What do I do?
11. Who is considered next of kin?
12. How long does the process take?
13. May the family hold a funeral / memorial service?
14. What happens to the cremated / unclaimed remains?
15. Who do I Pay for the cremated remains?
16. Is this information up-to-date?