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*Form SSA-721

“Statement of Death by Funeral Director”
 Completion is voluntary.
 Courtesy to the family.
 Ensures payment of survivor’s benefits.
 Prevents payment of monthly benefit to decedent.
 Returns next benefits check

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 Statute of limitation of SSA-721:

two (2) years from date of death.

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Veterans Administration (VA)
Available benefits:

 U. S. Flag
 Headstone or grave marker
 Burial allowance
 Presidential memorial certificate
 Burial in a national cemetery

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*VA Form 21-2008

“Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes”

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where can you get a United States Flag for Burial Purposes?

 Issued a U. S. Postal Service Offices
 National Cemetery Office
 VA Regional Office

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What is the statute of limitation for application for a United States Flag for Burial Purposes?

none

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• VA Form 40-1330

“Application for Standard Government Headstone Grave Marker”

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What is the statute of limitation for application for standard government headstone or marker?

none

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When is the application for headstone not required?

when burial is in National Cemetery

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statute of limitations for burial allowance

2 years from date of death

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VA Form 21-530

Application for Burial Benefits

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Cemetery created and maintained under an Act of Congress for the burial of veterans of military service and their eligible family members.

National Cemetery

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eligibility requirements for burial in National Cemetery

 Active duty in United States Armed Forces.
 From date of induction until discharged.
 After September 1980, must serve minimum of 24 months of active duty.
 For National Guard and Reserves.
 Retirement after 20 years creditable service.
 Or active duty at time of death.
 “Discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.”
 Verified by obtaining copy of veteran’s service record. *VA Form DD-214 or discharge papers.

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other persons eligible for burial in a National Cemetery

Spouse
Children under 23.
Grown and dependent children.

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Jurisdiction of Department of the Army

Arlington National Cemetery

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Classified (paid) notice publicizing death of a person.
Gives details of funeral service.

death notice

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Obituary information

 Vital statistics information (date and place of birth, date and place of death, age).
 Family and survivors
 Biographical information (residence, education, employment.)
 Organizations/Military
 Photograph
 Date, time, and location for visitation, services, and interment.
 Special requests.
 Memorial contributions and donations.

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News item concerning death of a person.
Brief biographical sketch.
Fee depends on newspaper policy.

obituary

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FTC Funeral Rule requirements

Itemization of selected goods and services
 Includes cash advance items.
 Signed by family member and funeral director.
 Present copy to family member.

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the individual with paramount right of disposition.
(Spouse or Next of kin) should read and sign all

Authorizations, Release forms, and Disclosures

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Before family leaves the funeral director should...

Verify date, time, and location for all aspects of arrangements.
Especially time for family viewing.
And most importantly…. Assure them of your continuing assistance.

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SSA BENEFITS

 $255 lump sum death benefit.
 Monthly benefits.
For eligible survivors/dependents.

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Completion of SSA - 721:

Decedent’s information.
 Name, Social Security number, date of death, date of birth, and gender.
 Survivor’s information (widow or widower). Name, address, and telephone number.
 Funeral director or firm. Name, address, telephone number, and signature.

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Filing SSA-721:

Mailed or faxed to Social Security Administration.
Statute of limitation: two (2) years from date of death.
Survivors still need to apply for benefits.
Contact local Social Security office.

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Obtaining SSA 721:

Available at local SSA office.
Information form attached.
Give to family.
Funeral home computer software.
Texas Electronic Registrar

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At need funeral procedures

Notification of death
Transfer of remains
Arrangement conference (including forms)
Outline Section I, A-C

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Provided to any family member.
Send request to the VA.
Statute of limitation: none.

Presidential Memorial Certificate

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*VA Form DD-214

discharge papers.

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Time set aside for relatives and friends to pay their respects for the deceased prior to the funeral or memorial service
 Calling hours
 Visiting hours
 Wake

VISITATION

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After embalming and disinfection
 Dressing
 Cosmetizing
 Casketing

PREPARATION OF REMAINS

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Clergy record

: form designed to provide pertinent information about decedent and immediate survivors for use by clergy at the funeral or memorial service.

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 Foot end of casket when draped
 Folded and placed in cap
 Draped over closed casket
 Blue field over left shoulder
 Pressed prior to use
 No flowers or other items should ever be placed on top of the flag.

Placement of the U. S. Flag:

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Book signed by those attending a visitation and/or service.
 Memorial book
 Complete statistical data and service information
 Typed, printed with calligraphy, or computer generated
 Ensure enough pages for signatures
 Place in visitation room prior to family coming in

register book

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Remember: Nothing should separate the funeral coach and

the family

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Order of vehicles

Lead car / Clergy / Casket bearers / Casket coach / Family /Other mourners