My father died in 1965 at the age of 38 years old. he was in the Koren War time period. My mom continued on and never re-married however, she just passed away 2 weeks ago and was receiving pupblic assistance for her nursing facility she had lived in the past year. I would like to know since she had no life insurance is there any kind of benefit I can receive for her burial expenses? The total expenses come to around 10,000 dollars. The state requirements in Illinois were she could not exceed over 2,000 dollars of assets. Is there any thing worth pursuing to help me pay my mother's final expenses?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Illinois
Nothing as of yet. I'm trying to gather information right now.
Hello and thank you for your question. For over 34 years I have answered questions just like yours. And I look forward to assisting you. Note you can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 as they do provide for a burial benefit of $255. Likewise, the SSA will also pay you your mother's widow's benefit but the rules are that retroactive benefits cannot exceed six months. Sorry. I so wish I could have provided you with more positive news.dylatess41093.2128116088
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So this 255.00 is from the VA or from the state of Illinois from Medicare services? What is the widow's benefit? Does that mean it would have to have been a six month period between my parent's death in order to receive anything other than this 255.00?
The $255 is from the ssa. Likewise, when you contact the ssa,they will pay you, on behalf of your mom, six months of her benefit as a widow of your dad's as if she ad been collecting.
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