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Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits

The following checklist is designed to help you file for your Social Security benefits correctly so that prompt payments may be made.


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Eligibility

To receive monthly benefits, the deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years depending on his or her age at death. Those eligible for monthly benefits include:

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) or at any age if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • A divorced widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) if the marriage lasted 10 years or if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • Unmarried children up to 18 (19 if they are attending a primary or secondary school full-time)
  • Children who were disabled before reaching 22 as long as they remained disabled
  • Dependent parent or parents 62 or older



Lump-Sum Death Payment

A one-time payment of $255 is paid in addition to the monthly cash benefits described above. The lump-sum death payment (LSDP) is paid in the following priority order:

  • A surviving spouse who lived in the same household as the deceased person at the time of death
  • A surviving spouse eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death
  • A child or children eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death



Applying for Benefits

You must apply in order to receive benefits. You may apply at any Social Security office, by telephone at 1-800-772-1213, or online at www.ssa.gov.

 

 

Social Security Funeral Benefit FAQs

 

Does social security pay a burial benefit?

A lump-sum death payment is provided by Social Security. The benefit cannot be distributed to funeral homes or estates for funeral expenses, even if a spouse chooses to use it for that purpose. The benefit is not paid if there is no qualifying beneficiary.

 

Does social security pay for funeral?

In most cases, you and your spouse can each set aside up to $1,500 for burial costs. In most circumstances, this money will not be counted as a Supplemental Security Income resource (SSI). For more accurate advice, don't hesitate to call us at (734) 453-3333.

 

When a Family Member Passes Away, Can Social Security Assist You?

The funeral director will require the deceased's Social Security number in order to complete the paperwork. Some of the deceased's death can collect this money, but do not cash any checks for the month the individual died or later.

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