The Veteran's Adminstration provides many benefits for burial services.
Since policies often change, it is best to see their
website for the most current information.
Social Security Administration
A one-time payment of $255 is payable to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the beneficiary at the time of death, OR if living apart, was eligible for S.S. benefits on the benificiary's earnings record for the month of death.
If there is no surviving spouse, the payment is made to a child who
was eligible for benefits on the beneficiary's earnings record in the
month of death. For more information, click
Additional helpful links:
Dr. Pamela J. Ginsberg
400 Farm Lane
Doylestown, PA 18901
Beyond Indigo - Changing the way you feel about grief and loss.
Compassionate Friends - Grief support after the death of a child.
Crisis, Grief & Healing - a place to get help, read and post article.
- An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major
Healing Hearts - Bereaved Parents - Grief support and services to
parents suffering from the loss of a child.
KidsAid - A safe
place for kids to share and help each other deal with grief about any
of their losses.
MEND - Mommies Enduring
Neonatal Death support group.
MOMS - Mothers of Murdered Sons/Daughters support network.
of Parents of Murdered Children - Support network for families and
friends of those who have died by violence.
Process - Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown is an Authorized Remembrance ProviderSM and is offering The Remembrance ProcessSM, the first national program designed to help families move from "grieving to remembrance". The program provides families complete information about end-of-life decisions and guidance to help them make the choices that are right for their family. Our firm is the only funeral home in the Doylestown and Bucks County area to offer this unique remembrance program.
SANDS - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society providing support
for parents and families whose baby is stillborn or dies soon after
- Support services for when crisis, trauma, and tragedy strike.
Survivors of Suicide - A support service for survivors of loved ones
who committed suicide or those contemplating suicide.
The M.I.S.S. Foundation -
Mothers in Support & Sympathy providing immediate and ongoing support
to grieving families after the death of a baby or young child.
WidowNet - Grief and bereavement support and resources for widows and
With Eyes Open - Grief and healing resources.