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Social Security (24 hrs. a day): 1-800-772-1213

  • Social Security pays a one-time payment of $255.00 to a surviving spouse or dependent child. When a person who is receiving Social Security benefits dies, no benefit is payable for the month of death.
  • Family members may be eligible for Social Security survivors’ benefits when a retired worker dies.

Veteran’s Benefits

Department of Veteran’s Affairs:

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  • $300.00 burial expense allowance (if qualified)
  • $150.00 plot or interment allowance (if qualified)
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  • VA will pay a burial allowance up to $1500 if the veteran’s death is service connected.
  • If a victim dies as a result of a crime, $3500 may be paid to
  • Survivors for funeral expenses (if qualified).
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