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Fax: (847) 234-7959

National Links

Center For Loss and Life Transition  

Website: http://www.centerforloss.com

We publish books, articles and other resources to help people who are grieving. We are also an educational and training center for bereavement caregivers. If you are grieving or want to help others in grief, we invite you to explore our website.

Department of Veterans Affairs   

Website: http://www.va.gov

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.

Social Security Benefits  

Website: http://www.socialsecurity.gov

After a death occurs the family should contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213 to initiate the Death Benefit Claim of $255 and any Survivor Claims that you may be entitled to receive. How Social Security Helps Families Social Security survivors benefits help ease the financial burden that follows a worker's death. Almost all children under age 18 will get monthly benefits if a working parent dies. Other family members may be eligible for benefits, too. Anyone who has worked and paid Social Security (FICA) taxes has been earning survivors benefits for his or her family. The amount of work needed to pay survivors benefits depends on the worker's age at the time of death. It may be as little as 1 ½ years for a young worker. No one needs more than 10 years.

Willow House  

Website: http://www.willowhouse.org

At Willow House, we know that the death of a mom, dad, sister or brother is a life-altering experience for young families. If you are grieving the death of a family member, we hope you will find some support on this site. Willow House is here to provide and develop supportive services for children, teens, families and communities who are coping with death and dying.