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Mary Mathis
December 4, 1926 ~
December 29, 2016
Date of Service: January 28, 2017


Lori Ruth Oldenburger
May 16, 1959 ~
January 16, 2017
Date of Service: January 20, 2017


Daniel Bowlin
December 12, 1952 ~
January 12, 2017


Marvin Mardock
July 1, 1930 ~
January 10, 2017


Lawrence Konkler
April 18, 1964 ~
January 09, 2017


Jane Jonas
February 18, 1951 ~
January 08, 2017


Betty Lou Suhr
September 6, 1929 ~
January 08, 2017


Jacqueline Sharp
November 29, 1951 ~
January 07, 2017


Jerry Honkanen
August 10, 1940 ~
January 06, 2017


 

Social Security & Veterans Benefits

How Do I Go About Filing For and Notifying Social Security and the Veterans Administration?

Dokken-Nelson files the appropriate paperwork for the Death Certificate, official notification to the Social Security Administration, notification to the Gallatin County and Federal Veterans Administrations, and for life insurance benefits.

Social Security

Dokken-Nelson will file the notification to the Social Security Administration.  However, families will need to meet with them to determine benefits.

     Local Office
     Social Security Administration
     3205 North 27th Avenue
     Bozeman, MT 59715
     406.586.4501 | 800.772.1213

Veterans Benefits

To process Veterans Benefits you will need to provide a copy of the decedent's DD-214 discharge document.

For each honorably discharged veteran, all Montana counties provide:

  1. Death benefits of up to $500
  2. Military honors
  3. An American flag
  4. A headstone if buried in a cemetery
  5. A free plot for decedent and spouse if buried in a state or national* veterans cemetery

*NOTE:  The closest state cemetery is Fort Harrison in Helena, MT.  The closest national cemetery is located in Laurel, MT

Your loved one may also be eligible for Federal VA benefits. 

     Local Office
     Veterans Affairs Division
     350 Airport Road
     Belgrade, MT 59714-8568
     406.388.4601

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~ The A. Family
 
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