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Social Security Benefits

Some of the deceased's family members may be able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security to quality for benefits.  You should get in touch with Social Security as soon as you can to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled.  Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.


A one-time payment of $255 can be paid to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the deceased; or, if living apart, was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased's record.  If there is no surviving spouse, the payment is made to a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased's record in the month of death.


Certain family members may be eligible to receive monthly benefits, including:

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (age 50 or older if disabled);
  • A surviving spouse at any age who is caring for the deceased's child under age 16 or disabled;
  • An unmarried child of the deceased who is younger than age 18 (or age 18 or 19 if he or she is a full-time student in an elementary or secondary school); or age 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22;
  • Parents, age 62 or older, who were dependent on the deceased for at least half of their support; and
  • A surviving divorced spouse, under certain circumstances.


The Social Security website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of things you can do online.


In addition to using the Social Security website, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.  Staff can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  They can also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.

Testimonials

We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve.  

Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.

Gary has been wonderful in handling the cremation of several of our family pets. Highly recommend. Always available, personalized service, and the returns are very thoughtful keepsakes of our lost family member.

Carol & Dave
January 29, 2024

Thanking Gary Best for his handling of the cremation of our much loved Quinn. A kind and caring man who presented us with a neck chain ornament with a small charm containing Quinn’s ashes, a beautiful inscribed wood box containing Quinn’s ashes, and a touching print of Quinn’s foot pad, (that made me cry), it was a wonderful tribute to our faithful family member. I would and will recommend Gary’s services to anyone wanting a caring and compassionate person to handle the cremation of their pet family member…Thank you Gary

Mark and Brenda Johnson
January 27, 2024

Friends suggested that we take our dog to Gary for cremation and wow were they right! Gary was so compassionate and kind so we knew he would take care of our baby girl (Coco-14 1/2 year old). Not only did he go above and beyond in the services he provided for cremation last fall, but we also received an ornament with her name on it at Christmas. Can't say enough positive things about Gary helping to make an awful situation a little easier! This place is truly the Best!

Jim & Lisa Milner
January 13, 2024

Thank you for the Bella ornament .
Nice surprise.

Baron Miller
January 8, 2024

Thank you for the Xmas ornament in Pinkies name. It was a pleasant suprise.

L Sygula
December 15, 2023

Gary came highly recommended by several friends who just recently lost pets. Gray was so understanding and made everything so easy, even for a blubbering idiot like myself. When I got Capone back it warmed my heart...Everything was so professional and Gary didn't miss a beat! He collected everything I could of possibly wanted to remember my sweet Kittie by...Thank you so much Gary for making this alittle easier for me! God Bless you and what you do for me and other!🙏🏻
- Vikki Woodin

Vikki Woodin
September 29, 2023

Gary simply wonderful, professional , caring etc.
took care of our needs wonderfully
thank you Gary

paul eaton
June 7, 2023

Been a year since you helped me lay Candice to Rest, still a little difficult ,thank you for your thoughtful approach and caring.

Ed
June 7, 2023

BEST Ever. service they provide! Compassionate & Respectful, Beautiful service. To much to say. HIGLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Other places you drop off and you don't know where they are going. This is a true service for you and your family. I was at peace. Love you ETHEL Your my buddy! Run in the clouds with your sister Lucy!

Dad

Sam
March 11, 2023

I'm still in shock of the passing of my sweet caring lovable son John Joseph Miller who fought 17 years of a TBI from a car accident 04/15/2006. Gary and everyone were so kind and compassionate during our time of grief. They surely will be used "next time" God Bless Gary and all who helped me, my family

Kathleen Miller
March 7, 2023

I cannot express enough how grateful we are in the handling of my dear husband during this very difficult time. Gary went over and above to accommodate all of my requests, questions, changes etc. and truly empathized with me for our great loss. I am recommending them to family and friends, when they have to make these difficult choices.

Cherie Lawrence
January 20, 2023

Thank you so much for your professionalism, kindness, and grace in planning services for our dear mother, Pearl Franklin. Everything was beautiful and you were truly wonderful to our family. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Much love to the Best Family from our Franklin Family.

Summer Brainard
September 1, 2022

Thank you for your services in time of need. You are a part of our family and all family's during this devastating time for all god bless all prayers. Your services will never be forgotten.

david roose
January 18, 2022

Efficient, accurate, organized, thorough, thoughtful and caring. A great experience for us in a tuff time. Gary made it easier. 2 deaths in 1 yr. for us. Glad to have had Gary’s help and care with the loss of our father and mother.

Chris Bohach
December 31, 2021

I highly recommend Best Funeral Home! They were there for us in the time of need losing our beloved pet. Caring and kind owners of the funeral home I will never forget during the most difficult time. Thank you!

Karen McGhee
October 15, 2021
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