VETERAN'S BENEFITS FOR DEPENDENTS
Call the Middlesex
County Office of Veteran Services at (732) 745-4051 for assistance.
burial or cremation expense may be paid to the person who pays the burial
expenses of certain honorably discharged veterans. All honorably discharged
veterans are entitled to an American flag and foot stone marker.
A widow and minor
children may be eligible for certain benefits upon the death of an honorably
A life insurance
policy is a contract between the policy holder and the company. The
proceeds are paid according to the terms of each contract.
should be payable specifically to a designated beneficiary. A contingent
beneficiary or beneficiaries as well as a primary beneficiary should
be named in each policy. A contingent beneficiary is important in case
of simultaneous death of both the policyholder and the beneficiary,
or if the beneficiary dies first. Without a contingent beneficiary,
life insurance passes to the estate and is subject to New Jersey inheritance
tax and the executor's, Administrator's or personal representative's
proceeds may be subject to Federal Estate Tax, a named beneficiary will
receive the insurance free from New Jersey Inheritance Tax or other
charges against the estate.
The Social Security
Act provides for survivor's benefits to the family and other dependents
of eligible persons. Benefits may include monthly payments and a lump-sum
death payment. Benefits are not paid automatically. Upon the death of
a person who has worked under social security, a member of the family
must file application for benefits with the local social security office.
The telephone number
for the Social Security Administration is 1-800-772-1213.