GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

CERTIFIED COPIES OF DEATH CERTIFICATES

Certified copies of the Death Certificates are ordered through the health department where the death occurred. When ordering these copies the health department needs to know the name of the deceased, the location and date of death. The following are the addresses and prices of certified copies for each health department:

For deaths that occurred within the city limits of Cincinnati:
$27.00 per copy.
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Elm Street Health Center
1525 Elm Street, 4th Floor West
Cincinnati, Ohio 45210
513-352-2912
http://www.vitalchek.com/
provider_overview.asp?provider_id=3829

For deaths that occurred outside of Cincinnati, but inside Hamilton County:
$24.00 per copy.
Hamilton County General Health District
250 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
513-946-7805
Click here for link to Hamilton County web site.

For deaths that occurred in Warren County:
$22.00 per copy.
Warren County Health Department
416 South East Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45306
513-695-1249

SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION

Social Security Death Benefit is $255.00, only paid to a surviving spouse, as long as deceased had worked and paid into Social Security for 6 quarters (1 1/2 yrs.)
1-800-772-1213
http://www.ssa.gov

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION

Veterans Administration
1240 East 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44199
1-800-827-1000
http://www.va.gov