Some of the following may require a certified death certificate, marriage license, or employer information. Take certified death certificate to banks, credit unions and any lenders.
The following information may be of use to you and your family to finalize your loved ones affairs. A death certificate may be required:
Life Insurance Companies or other outstanding balances. All creditors will need to be notified and debts satisfied. If any suspicious claims be found, please call the
Consumer Protection Division (804) 367-8504
Change Names on:
Motor Vehicles (757) 461-1919
Virginia Power 1-888-667-3000
Virginia Natural Gas (757) 446-5550
Sewer and Water:
Portsmouth (757) 393-8524
Norfolk (757) 441-5813
Chesapeake (757) 382-6352
Suffolk (757) 923-3675
Virginia Beach (757) 427-4631
All other Insurances. If necessary, you will want to review and change your beneficiary on all insurances.
Find out all necessary taxes owed, and call the following localities:
Federal & Virginia State 1-800-829-1040
Portsmouth (757) 393-8561
Norfolk (757) 441-2931
Chesapeake (757) 547-6281
Suffolk (757) 923-3600
Virginia Beach (757) 427-4445
Civil Service (202) 606-0500
Air Force (757) 764-5231
Navy (757) 444-2102
Army (757) 878-1118
Marine Corps 1-800-336-4649
File a will in Probate Court, in the city which the deceased resided at the time of death.
Portsmouth (757) 393-8671
Virginia Beach (757) 427-8831
Norfolk (757) 664-4385
Chesapeake (757) 382-3000
E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment will complete all of the forms for your burial benefits.
Contact the Veterans Affair for additional benefits.
Tidewater Office (757) 455-0814
Roanoke Office 1-800-827-1000
For Survivor Benefit Plan (for retirees) 1-800-269-5170
Note: You will need the following:
DD 214 Form
Marriage License, Death Certificate Birth Certificate
E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment will submit Form 721. Contact the Social Security office at the following numbers.
Portsmouth (757) 465-4896
Norfolk (757) 858-6198
Virginia Beach (757) 498-8726
National Number 1-800-772-1213
Military, Government Benefits
At the nearest Military Base, there is a Casualty Assistance Center. Their purpose is for counseling survivors, help in applying for Military benefits. If your spouse retired before September 21, 1972 contact Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan concerning possible benefits. If after September 21, 1972 contact his or her branch of service; or
DFAS Cleveland Center
P.O. Box 99191
Cleveland, Ohio 44199-1126
Veterans Affairs and the branch of service do not keep service records. Those records are kept at NPRC (National Personnel Records Center). You can call and send a formal written request with enough information about the deceased for the record to be located:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
700 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20408
Railroad Workers Benefits
If the deceased was employed by the railroad over 10 years, you may be eligible to receive Railroad Worker Benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act. You may call
1-800-808-0772 or online at www.rrb.gov
You will need the following documents:
Birth Certificates, Marriage License, Death Certificate, Birth Certificates for Birth Children, W2 for deceased from the previous year, earning status of surviving spouse.
Note: The purpose of this section is for informational use only; and is not intended to replace professionals.