During this pandemic that our country is facing, it is of the utmost importance to keep our families, guests and our employees safe. Funeral services, visitations and/or wakes at the Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home will be limited to ten (10) persons and social distancing as per the Executive Order by Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order Number Fifty-Five (2020) effective March 30, 2020. Our staff is working to apply these new protocols to all funeral services amid the COVID-19 crisis.
We want to continue to serve our community and surrounding area by being safe.
The full order may be viewed at www.governor.virginia.gov
Be safe and stay healthy!
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 quality for benefits. You should get in touch with Social Security as soon as you can to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled. Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.
A one-time payment of $255 can be paid to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the deceased; or, if living apart, was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased's record. If there is no surviving spouse, the payment is made to a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased's record in the month of death.
Certain family members may be eligible to receive monthly benefits, including:
The Social Security website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of things you can do online.
In addition to using the Social Security website, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. Staff can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. They can also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.