Are there additional services for persons who received Social Security Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not assist with the cremation or burial of persons receiving benefits. However, the SSA may provide benefits to surviving spouses and children if certain criteria are met. Otero County Healthcare Services does not assist with this application. Please visit the SSA's Survivor Benefits program website for further information.

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1. How does my family obtain a death certificate?
2. How are Veterans honored?
3. Are there additional services for persons who received Social Security Benefits?
4. What about a death notice in the newspaper?
5. What does "indigent" mean?
6. What does "unclaimed" mean?
7. Who can apply for this program?
8. How does one qualify for the program?
9. How is the process started?
10. I signed an agreement with the funeral home but I cannot afford the services. What do I do?
11. Who is considered next of kin?
12. How long does the process take?
13. May the family hold a funeral / memorial service?
14. What happens to the cremated / unclaimed remains?
15. Who do I Pay for the cremated remains?
16. Is this information up-to-date?