For benefits information, visit the Social Security Administration’s website.
The Social Security Administration has a
toll-free number that operates from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday:
If you have a touch-tone phone, recorded
information and services are available
24 hours a day, including weekends and
holidays. People who are deaf or hard of
hearing may call their toll-free TTY number,
1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
on Monday through Friday. Please have your
Social Security number handy when you call.
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FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Assistance. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provide financial assistance to families for up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, and before September 2025.
It is a privilege to qualify for memorialization in our nation’s most honored cemetery. Due to space limitations, the credentials necessary for ground burial are more restrictive today than they were in the past. If armed services personnel or their dependents die while on active duty, they are eligible. Retired military officers, Purple Heart, Congressional Medal of Honor or Presidential Order recipients, people with certain disabilities, and their spouses may also be accepted.
For those who don’t qualify for ground burial, the columbarium at Arlington is available. Any honorably discharged veteran who chooses cremation may have his or her urn placed in the columbarium.Click here to learn more about Arlington National Cemetery.