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Ordering a Death Certificate

If the death occurred in the United State, please go to the following link to order certificates:www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

For information on deaths that occurred outside of the United States, visit the National Center for Health Statistics for details:
www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/foreign.htm

New USPS Document on Shipping Cremated Remains
The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently published a new document on “How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains.” Download the document here .

 


Consumer Information about the Funeral Industry

Casket & Funeral Supply Association
8707 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 763-1541
www.cfsaa.org

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
401 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-644-6610
www.cremationassociation.org

Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
2404 Washington Blvd., Suite 1000
Ogden, Utah 84401
(801) 392-7771
Provides information on funeral service regulatory boards by state.
www.theconferenceonline.org

Federal Trade Commission
Correspondence Branch
Washington, D.C. 20580
For a free copy of the FTC guide “Caskets and Burials”
www.ftc.gov

Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Response Center
Washington, DC 20580
877-FTC-HELP
TDD 202-326-2502
www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm

Funeral Consumers Alliance (FAMSA)
P.O. Box 10
Hinesburg, VT 05461
802-482-3437
www.funerals.org

Funeral Service Educational Foundation
13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005-6607
877-402-5900
www.fsef.org

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association
1895 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191
800-645-7700
www.iccfa.org

National Funeral Directors Association
13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005-6607
(800) 228-4332
www.nfda.org


More Resources

Information on Death and Dying

Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD)
http://www.abcd-caring.org

Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
638 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
www.adec.org

Center to Improve Care of the Dying
The George Washington University
www.gwu.edu/~cicd

National Public Radio’s “Exploring Death in America” series
www.npr.org/programs/death/trns.html

On Our Own Terms: Moyer on Dying
www.pbs.org/wnet/onourownterms

Compassion & Choices
P.O. Box 101810
Denver, CO 80250-1810
800-247-7421
303-639-1224
www.compassionandchoices.org

Dealing with Grief

WidowNet
www.WidowNet.org

GriefNet
http://www.griefnet.org/

AARP
www.aarp.org/griefandloss

 


Funeral and General Information for Seniors

American Association of Retired Persons
AARP Fulfillment
EEO 1104
601 E St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
www.aarp.org

AARP
Funeral and Burial Costs
www.aarp.org/families/end_life

Administration on Aging
www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/administration-on-aging

Department of Veteran’s Affairs
www.va.gov

Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Burial and Memorial Benefits
www.cem.va.gov

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov

ThirdAge
www.thirdage.com

 



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