Advocacy Resources

The following are resources that may be helpful with issues we face. If you can recommend others, please contact us at miriam@widowconnection.com.

 

Griefshare
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
The Better Business Bureau
BBB provides information on over 2.5 million organizations. Check them out before you invest or give.
File a complaint if you think you have been treated unfairly. They contact the organization to help resolve the issue. I found the online method quite user friendly and effective.
Consumer tips on credit and tips for troubled homeowners.

 

Social Security
I found myself utilizing online services related to disability and visiting the local office as well related to death benefits. This is an important resource for widows and dependent children.
How Social Security Can Help You When A Family Member Dies. Click Here
Social Security Survivors Benefits. Click Here to Qualify and Apply
How do I apply for Benefits? Click Here

 

Your States Attorney Office
In Illinois you can go to www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov. By clicking on consumer resources, you can file a complaint on line regarding a business or health care.

 

Annual Credit Report
Some widows do not know their individual credit scores. This impacts your costs of financing purchases ranging from cars to homes. You can order a copy of your report by calling the three main national credit reporting agencies: Equifax (800-685-1111) Experian (888-397-3742), or Trans Union (800-916-8800). Correcting errors requires patience and perseverance, however, this is important.

 

Angie’s List
Excellent resource for finding trustworthy contractors in your area. There are contractors in everything from plumbers to landscapers and their report cards. Especially helpful are comments from customers, prices, and contact information.

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