I signed for moms cremation and was told by "Bob", funeral agent,that her boyfriend was their "client" and person paying $3,000 so he was intiltled to her ashes.5 days later,Bob calls,says moms boyfriend backed out of contract,wants nothing to do with it,so if I want her ashes I owe $999 or her ashes will go to the state.What are my rights and who should I call.My mom worked for Safeway for 27 yrs,and was on S.S...how do I find out if she had coverage? Thank u so much for Ur time,have a great day.
You are entitled to arrange cremation and receive ashes.
Some suggestions to try to obtain insurance coverage information:
-contact her former employer;
-contact SS to determine death benefits
In addition to Attorney Shields' advice you might try contacting her bank or credit union to see if they had a small life insurance benefit. You could also look at her bank or credit card statements to see if any insurance premium payments where being deducted.
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Definitely call the employer; it's surprising how often people are entitled to benefits (including in a recent case 12 years of pension benefits) from employers that they've failed to claim.
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