SUPPORT RESOURCES

GRIEF SUPPORT

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Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?  WELL STAR WEST GEORGIA HOSPICE LAGRANGE has a 

Bereavement Support Group that connects you with a local supportive group of people who really know how you feel. 

 

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the  Well Star W. GA. Hospice La Grange conference room. 

This program is free for anyone grieving a loved one. 


 They also offer "Camp Dogwood" an annual bereavement camp for children ages 6-16.    

                          

 1510 Vernon Road 

 LaGrange, Georgia 30240

 (706) 845-3905

 


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

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When a loved one passes it is important that the Social Security Office is notified of the passing.


The funeral home will electronically notify the Social Security Office which usually will not require you to

submit a Death Certificate.

 

If your loved one is receiving social security benefits, contact them immediately to stop this process. 

Do not attempt to use your loved one's benefits. This may result in repayment to Social Security

even if your loved one's benefits are direct deposited into a banking account. 


Social Security will pay a one time death benefit of $255.00 to a living spouse, child or children who are eligible for benefits.


For eligibility requirements for Survivors Benefits that a spouse or a family member maybe entitled to

contact your local or Social Security Office  that your loved one 

resided.


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THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

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If your loved one was a U.S. Military Veteran, you are entitled to some burial benefits.

 

The Funeral Home can assist with securing the following: 

United States Flag

Military Cemetery Honors

Gravemarker/Headstone

Military Cemetery Plots


It is important that you obtain a DD214 form to apply for Military Benefits.


Contact your Local or State Regional Veterans Affairs Office

for specific eligibility requirements for these benefits.


Veteran Affairs Office

LaGrange, Georgia 30240

(706) 845-4095

Veterans Adminstration Regional Benefits Office

1-800-827-1000

 



 

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GA. VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM

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 The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program was created to help victims of violent crimes cover expenses for medical, mental health counseling, FUNERAL and crime scene sanitization expenses, as well as loss of income or support.


Over time, our programs have grown to meet the needs of victims, such as accessing unclaimed court ordered restitution from an offender, supporting the placement of a memorial for a loved one killed by an impaired driver and more. 


Crime victims can apply directly for Victims Comp, Officers Initiative, DUI Memorial Sign and Unclaimed Restitution Programs. Providers apply on behalf of victims to the Forensic Interview Program and the Forensic Medical Examination Program.



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