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Important Information

Our business office is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For your convenience our telephones are answered 24 hours a day including weekends. You can talk to a licensed funeral director at any time. Public visitations are from 12 noon until 9:00 pm and wakes are usually scheduled between the hours of 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Processing the Death Certificate

All Funeral Homes are required by law to file a Certificate of Death. This entails us gathering information from you (the family) and having the attending physician or medical examiner certify the cause of death. The completed Certificate of Death is then presented Bureau of Vital Statistics where it will be filed with the State of Texas. Certified copies are available to qualified persons for a fee.

Social Security Benefits

The Funeral Home will file Form SSA-721 to notify the Social Security Office of the death. The Social Security Office requires the family to file for the $255.00 death benefit, which is available to a Surviving Spouse or Children under 18 years of age. The Social Security office can process most claims by telephone.
Toll Free Number - 1-800-772-1213 Address - 7220 S. Westmoreland, Suite 100 or 3231 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Social Security Benefits are NOT payable to the Funeral Home

Veterans Administration

The deceased veteran, the veteran's spouse and dependent child of veteran is entitled for burial at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery at no charge, which includes: grave space, concrete grave liner, opening and closing of grave, U.S. flag, headstone and military honors. Burial days and times are: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

The Funeral Home will file the V.A. Burial Benefit Allowance as a method of payment towards the funeral expense. The veterans discharge papers (DD214) and a certified copy of the death certificate is needed.

Insurance Policies

The Funeral Home will assist the family of the deceased or responsible party with filing all Life Insurance Polices. To do so, the original policies or policy numbers are needed along with a certified copy of the death certificate. Policies over 2 years old are accepted by the Funeral Home as a method of payment.

Crime Victims Compensation

This program provides financial assistance to victims of violent crime for Funeral expenses. The program is administered by the Office of the Attorney General.

Payment Policy

Sandra Clark Funeral Home has numerous ways of Payment Options. The following is a list of acceptable methods of payment:

The Funeral Home will file the V.A. Burial Benefit Allowance as a method of payment towards the funeral expense. The veterans discharge papers (DD214) and a certified copy of the death certificate is needed.

  • All Pre-Need Funeral Plans (Pre-Need Plans areTRANSFERABLE)
  • Assignable Life Insurance Policies (policies under 2 years cannot be accepted)(5% Insurance Filing Fee)
  • All Major Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, Discover, AmEx)
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Funeral Financing

The Funeral Service should be paid for at the time of the funeral arrangements by the above methods, but no later than 12 noon the day before the service.

Payments

We feel that every family should be treated with the utmost dignity and respect regardless of their financial status. We offer Special Assistance for those families who chose our $995.00 At-Need Service Package.

We offer several payments options. These options may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cash Payments
  • Money Orders, Cashier's Checks, Personal Checks and Traveler's Checks
  • Pre-Arranged Funeral Contract (either through Sandra Clark Funeral Home or another Funeral Home)
  • Life Insurance
  • Credit Card payments
  • Donations
  • Crime Victims Assistance
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Loan Program*
  • *Loan Program

Sandra Clark Funeral Home provides assistance to families enabling them to receive approved financing for funeral expense.


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