I made a few phone calls today so that when I am back in Colorado I will have appointments all set up and ready.
First call was to the post office Personnel Management. They have confirmed that I am no longer eligible for the health insurance and it will end on August 21. Bummer. I was really hoping I could keep that. But I have Medicare and Marshall also spent a lot of time making sure I have the VA's supplemental insurance. But I think a third policy is probably in order.
The lady I spoke to on the post office call alluded to the fact that Marshall had life insurance and I need to fill out the application to get those proceeds. I thnk she's wrong because I am quite sure there's no life insurance. But who knows, maybe they had some kind of insurance that just came with the job. Wouldn't that be wonderful!!
Then I called Social Security and they set up a conference call for tomorrow morning to see if I'm entitled to anything in addition to the one-time payment of $255 for burial expenses.
Then I called the most important person, the VA Veterans Service Officer who will walk me through the labyrinth of VA paperwork. I should be entitled to part of Marshall's monthly disability check. I am also entitled to a one-time payment for burial expensss (although not sure how that plays out if the body is cremated and not buried). And I am entitled to a headstone. While I was in Ohio, my sister-in-law Audrey took me out to where her husband is buried to show me what the VA's headstone looks like and it's very nice. I have an appointment with the VSO on Tuesday.
So my days are slowly filling up with chores and appointments. And I am really looking forward to seeing "my boys"!