FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FAMILIES WHO CALL ON US FOR OUR SERVICES, WE HAVE PREPARED THE FOLOWING CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE...
THINGS TO DO AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE
FILE INSURANCE POLICIES: Bratton Funeral Home, Inc. stands ready to assist with the filing of insurance claims. A certified copy of the death certificate is needed for each insurance company.
PROBATE WILL: The probate process can be handled by any attorney or by the family. A copy of the Will and a certified copy of the death certificate are needed. The Office of Probate Court is located at the corner of N. Congress St. and E. Liberty St. in York. If the deceased did not make a will, the probate judge must appoint an administrator. You should call ahead for an appointment... (Telephone - 803-684-8513)
VETERANS CLAIMS: Effective October 1, 1990, the Veterans Administration no longer pays any death benefit toward the funeral expenses of an honorably discharged veteran. In order for funeral expense benefit payment, the veteran must be active duty, retired military, disabled due to military service or have died in the VA hospital. However, a flag and a grave marker are provided, if requested. In order to file for a claim, the funeral home must have a copy of the military discharge (Form DD-214). For information and assistance, the Office is Veterans Affairs is located in the Courthouse Agricultural Building on South Congress Street in York (Telephone:803-684-8529) and 529 S. Cherry Rd. in Rock Hill (Telephone: 803-909-7529).
NOTIFY SOCIAL SECURITY: When the Certificate of Death is filed with the state, Social Security is notified of the death. Social Security will pay a lump sum death benefit of $255.00 directly to the surviving spouse or dependent child. However, the family must notify Social Security and file for any claims. The York County Social Security Office phone number is 803-328-6271 or you may call 1-800-772-1213 for general information from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. A copy of the marriage license and death certificate is required.
LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES: You, the family, will need to change car titles, deeds, stocks, bonds, personal loans, etc. or any legal matters in which the deceased was involved. Certified Copies of the Death Certificate are required for this.
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SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL YOUR FUNERAL DIRECTOR
AT BRATTON FUNERAL HOME FOR HELP. (TELEPHONE: 803-684-1880)
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