ANDREWS & HARDY FUNERAL HOME
ANDREWS & HARDY FUNERAL HOME

Unpleasant, but Unavoidable: Formalities and Paperwork

When a loved one dies, those left behind are confronted with many formalities. At ANDREWS & HARDY FUNERAL HOME we are here to help you with words and deeds. After all, we know the importance of the process of mourning and will do our best to allow you to say goodbye to your loved one in peace.


A sample of the services we provide on request:

  • Ordering copies of death certificates and obtaining death records from the Office of Vital Records
  • Selecting a burial site and obtaining a burial permit
  • Scheduling a clergyman or other public speaker for the funeral service
  • Notifying the health insurance company of the death and applying for any applicable benefits
  • Notifying retirement funds of the death and applying for a continuation of retirement payments in advance of the widow's or widower's retirement plan
  • Notifying employers
  • Deregistration from local authorities, retirement plans etc.  
  • Registering the deceased for the "do not call list" to avoid unsolicited advertisements 
  • Filing for life insurance claims

 

 

In order to be able to handle official tasks for you, we need the following documents:

  • Identification of the deceased (passport, driver's license, state ID card, etc.)
  • For singles or minors: a certified birth certificate copy
  • For married couples: a certified marriage certificate copy
  • For divorced couples: a legal divorce decree or certified copy of an excerpt from Vital Records
  • For widowers: a certified copy of an excerpt from Vital Records showing the spouse has died, or a certified marriage certificate copy and the spouse's death certificate 
  • Insurance card from the respective health insurance company 
  • Notice of retirement benefits (insurance policy number), if already retired
  • Other insurance policy documents, e.g. life insurance
  • Membership or contribution records from other associations, unions and organizations granting death benefits or assistance 
  • Preplanned funeral agreements, if available
  • Last will or deposit certificate for the local court or notary 
  • A burial certificate, if available
  • Bequest agreement for maintenance of the grave site, if available
  • All documents issued by a physician, especially the death certificate


If official documents have been lost, we will obtain new copies of them for you.

Always There for You

What To Do In The Event Of A Death?

Contact us:

 

313.526.1133

We are available via telephone 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

 

Location:

 

ANDREWS & HARDY FUNERAL HOME

13841 Gratiot Avenue

Detroit, MI 48205

 

TO MAKE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS, feel confident in knowing you can come into our office to consult with Andrews & Hardy for all of your Funeral, Burial and Cremation needs. However, to ensure no waiting and that you are assisted in a prompt and timely manner as you confer with a funeral professional, appointments are encouraged. 

 

Email: info@andrewshardyfuneralhome.com

 

If you have suffered the death of a loved one, please accept our condolences as you go through a very difficult and challenging time in your life.   Please know that we, at Andrews & Hardy Funeral Home, will assist you in making informed decisions as you begin the process of making final arrangements for your loved one.  We pride ourselves in being of personal assistance to you from the first time you contact us. That support system continues after the services have been carried out in a professional and dignified manner.  Andrews & Hardy Funeral Home at 313.526.1133

 

 Here are some helpful hints that should answer some of the questions you may have. 

 

 IF IN HOSPICE, and the death occurs at home immediately notify the hospice primary care physician. Afterwards, call us at 313 526-1133 so we can help you take care of all the important details and assist you through the process.

 

 

IF DEATH OCCURS AT HOME, call EMS then the police, then notify Andrews & Hardy Funeral Home, all situations when death occurs are handled differently, because in this case the medical examiner will be call by the police.

 

 

IF DEATH OCCURS AT THE HOSPITAL, NURSING HOME, immediately call Andrews & Hardy Funeral Home, we then will contact the place the death occurred and begin the removal process and set an arrangement time to meet with you.  

 

 

 

 

 

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