Social Security Information (877) 319-5773Social Security website
The Schaffner Funeral Home will officially notify the Social Security Administration by filing a "Statement of Death" form with the local Social Security office. Some of the deceased's family members may be able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security to qualify for benefits.
Veteran's Benefits (800) 827-1000Veterans Administration website
The Schaffner Funeral Home will file forms for the following:
- Veteran Death Benefit
- Military grave marker
- Application for flag for funeral service
- Widow's monthly benefit, if they meet the qualifications
- Military Forces Honor Guard for graveside honors
Allegany County Social Services (585) 268-9622
Allegany County will pay for Direct Cremation for qualifying residents. Authorization must be obtained by the funeral home prior to cremation.