Consumer Information

Helpful Links

Finding Obscure Death Benefits

Click Here for more information on a sample list of death benefits; please call for a case-by-case analysis

Airfares for Forwarding Human Remains

Click Here for more information on airfares for forwarding human remains

King County Cemetery Rates (Price Survey)

Click Here for more information on a 2011 price survey of cemetery's in King County.

How many Death Certificates are Needed?

You will need to show an original death certificate, they will make a photocopy, and they should return the original for you. Click Here for more information on determining how many death certificates are required.


How to find out if someone had insurance and how to track it down

View NY Times Article

Veterans Links

Veterans Burial Benefits

Who is eligible for the National Cemetery

What type of service happens at the National Cemetery

Burial Flag

Tahoma National Cemetery - Kent, WA
18600 Southeast 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042- 4868

Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, OR 97086-6937

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia 22211

Survivor Benefits

Burial at Sea

Social Security Administration

Click this Link for More Information

One time lump sum death benefit $255

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 Social Security benefits on the beneficiary'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.

Grief Support Groups

(Many churches have support groups)

Auburn Regional Medical Center
Evergreen Medical Center
Evergreen Hospice
Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care
Group Health Hospice
Group Health Hospital Gig Harbor
Group Health Hospital Redmond
Group Health Hospital Tacoma
Highline Home Health & Hospice
Highline Medical Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Overlake Medical Center
Providence Hospice of Seattle
Seattle Cancer Alliance
St Anthony Medical Center
St Clare Medical Center
St Elizabeth Medical Center
St Francis Medical Center
St Joseph Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center
VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake
VA Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle
Valley Medical Center