FAMILIES IN NEED COVID-19
Program on HOLD
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 COVID-19 crisis in California to allow us the opportunity to help them.
Each month one family 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 been affected by the current COVID-19 Virus and are experiencing a financial hardship, please reach out.
We will rely on your honesty and sincerity, it will help tremendously.
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 help us help others.
Can you imagine if every Funeral Home/Mortuary in the State of California participated, in this gift back to humanity?
There are well over 1000 licensed Funeral Homes in California.
NOTE: PLEASE RESIDE IN THE SOUTH BAY
Need - a family must be considered financially needy to be eligible from the current COVID-19 outbreak.
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.