Families in Need
We encourage individuals, businesses, and communities to come together to celebrate generosity and give back during these trying times.
An important life lesson: no matter how tough you think your life is there’s always someone who must face challenges that are even tougher than yours.
At Argos Funeral Services, we believe that being involved with and serving our community is a vital part of our mission.
To do our part for humanity, we will encourage those families that are affected by the current situation in California to allow us the opportunity to help them.
Each month two families IN NEED will be selected to receive a direct cremation at no charge, including 1 death certificate and 1 permit for their love one (Adults, Children).
Donation to science is not required, reaching out to the county for assistance, or standing with signs on the street to raise money is not necessary.
If you have or have not been affected by the current COVID 19 Virus and are experiencing a financial hardship, please reach out to us.
We will rely on your honesty and sincerity when you reach out to us, it will help tremendously for the selection.
Remember, there are those during this stressful time that really need this help.
We believe in leading by example and hope to inspire other Funeral Homes/Mortuaries in the State of California to get involved and help.
We ask other Funeral Homes/Mortuaries in the State of California to match our 2 families per month.
24 families a year will be spared the stress of financing a dignified cremation for their loved by Argos Funeral Services.
Can you imagine if every Funeral Home/Mortuary in the State of California participated, in this gift back to humanity?
There are over 2000 licensed Funeral Homes in California. Estimate, 4000 families could be helped per month at 2 families per month.
We will continually offer this gift until we feel the need to stop.
This gift will ease the stress for so many in need!
Need - a family must be considered financially needy to be eligible from the current covid-19 outbreak or any other hardship.
Residence - must be living in Los Angeles or Orange County.
Relationship - an individual must be a Verifiable relative and or proof by legal documentation Ex. Advance Health Care Directive.
Next of Kin Hierarchy
In order to qualify as next of kin in this situation, a person must be over 18 years old. The relationships listed below usually apply to biological, adoptive, half-, and step-relations equally.
•Nieces and nephews
•Grand-nieces and grand-nephews
•Aunts and uncles
•Great-grandchildren of Grandparents
•Fiduciary (a legally appointed trustee)
In some states, a close friend who is familiar with the deceased’s wishes may qualify as next of kin if no one on the above list is available or able.
Ex-Parte Orders: https://www.courts.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.cfm?title=five&linkid=rule5_151
Are there any Social Security Death Benefits to help cover the cost of a funeral?
There is a $255 lump sum Social Security death benefit that those who qualify can claim. This one-off payment of $255 is made to a surviving spouse or child. Monthly benefits may be available if one meets eligibility requirements. You can contact Social Security on 1-800-772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov
Do Veteran’s receive benefits to assist with funeral costs?
A veteran is entitled to free burial in a national cemetery. This includes gravesite, opening and closing of the grave and perpetual care for an honorably discharged veteran, spouse, or dependent child and a free headstone or grave marker.
Contact the Veteran’s Affairs Office on 1-800-827-1000 for more information.