When someone in your family dies, you might find their service plans resting on your shoulders. There are plenty of things you can do for someone who has passed on, and the professionals can help you figure out everything you need to do to take care of their needs. Part of the process is going to be paperwork. Here are some of the paperwork items you will need to fill out and put into place for your loved one.
Vital Statistics Form
The information you provide on the vital statistics form is going to help complete your loved one’s death certificate. This document is going to be essential for any final service you want to have for your loved one. It is also going to be something you need for a variety of other things, so make sure you get enough copies. Some institutions require copies that list the medical information (long form), and others prefer that section to be omitted (short form). The funeral home can advise you as to how many copies of each you might want to get and that can help you to prevent yourself from having to go back for more later.
Cremation Authorization Form
If you have decided on cremation for your loved one, you are going to want to be certain about that path before you move forward with it. Cremation is a permanent process that cannot be reversed. Once your loved one goes through cremation, you cannot go back. You are giving your consent for that cremation to move forward once you sign that form and it’s a necessary thing for the funeral home to have.
Memorial Service Planning Form
When you decide you want to have a memorial service for your loved one, in addition to the cremation, you are going to want to fill out a memorial service planning form. This will go over the details you want to have in place for your loved one and it can help you to get everything organized on one form so you can see it all at once. The funeral home knows what types of things need to be included and they can help you make the memorial service into everything you want it to be for your loved one.
There are costs that are associated with cremation services and any other type of service you have around the cremation. You might pay with a check or credit card, you may pay in cash, or if planning before a death has occurred there might even be a payment program available to consider and look over.
When you are trying to arrange for cremation, there are certain pieces of paperwork that are necessary. The funeral home and cremation provider are there to help you with the process from start to finish, including the paperwork. They will help you to get things lined up, so your family has what they need.