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Suzie Haggerty
March 26, 1943 ~
November 12, 2015
Date of Service: July 30, 2016


Patricia Langohr
February 22, 1927 ~
January 20, 2016
Graveside Service: August 01, 2016


Walter Anderson, Jr.
July 6, 1948 ~
July 08, 2016
Date of Service: August 27, 2016


Jean Snyder
February 1, 1926 ~
July 17, 2016
Date of Service: August 13, 2016


Janet Simkins
December 26, 1955 ~
July 21, 2016
Date of Service: August 03, 2016


George Freswick
May 13, 1931 ~
July 24, 2016
Date of Service: July 28, 2016


Marian Van Dyke
May 14, 1935 ~
July 26, 2016
Date of Service: July 30, 2016


Haley Peterson
September 30, 1998 ~
July 23, 2016


Betty Reinhard
August 13, 1940 ~
July 21, 2016


George Zabriskie
March 30, 1926 ~
July 19, 2016


Eleanor Ward
October 30, 1931 ~
July 19, 2016


Glen Sager
September 9, 1944 ~
July 18, 2016


James Breen
February 24, 1927 ~
July 16, 2016


Grace Cully
November 18, 1948 ~
July 15, 2016


 

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 J. Family
 
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