My 83-year-old Mother lost her death benefits eligibility

My 83-year-old Mother lost her death benefits eligibility

From Ruben Tizon

Please help me raise funds for my mother who lost her death benefits eligibility in order to give her a decent cremation and be able to place her ashes in a columbarium.

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My 83-year-old mother, a dialysis patient since 2006, died of cardiac arrest last January 31. She  lost her eligibility to receive her death benefits because she went to the Philippines to see her dying 54-year-old daughter.  Unfortunately, she wasn't able to see her alive. My sister died of aneurysm and multiple strokes while she is on her flight to Manila.  My mother gave her saved up money on hand to help for the funeral and cremation of my sister last November. Because of the holiday season, she wasn't able to find an earlier flight than January 17, 2018. When she came back to New Jersey, she was brought and admitted to NJMC via 911 the very next day and stayed hospitalized until the fateful day she died. There was no opportunity for her to go to the SS office to file for her reinstatement, since she was gone for so long. The sad truth, a dead person cannot be reinstated. 

Death benefits for viewing and cremation cannot be applied by the city memorial chapels. They said I need to raise $7,000-10,000 to in order to have a four-hour viewing, cremation  and funeral for my mother. 

I am seeking your help. Thank you very much, with all my heart.

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