Social Security Administration
We will notify The Social Security Administration on your behalf, however if the deceased was receiving benefits or if you think you may be eligible for benefits, please contact the Social Security Administration.
(weekdays 7 am to 7 pm)
A Special One-Time Payment
A one-time payment of $255 may be paid to a spouse who was living with the worker at the time of the death. If there is none, it can be paid to a spouse or children who are eligible for benefits.
Who Can Get Survivors Benefits?
~ Widows and widowers age 60 or older
~ Widows and widowers at any age if caring for deceased's children under 16 or disabled
~ Divorced wives/husbands age 60 or older, if married to the deceased 10 years or more
~ Widows, widowers, divorced wives/husbands age 50 or older, if disabled
~ Children up to age 18
~ Children 18 - 19, if they attend elementary school or high school full time
~ Children over age 18, if they become disabled before age 22
~ Deceased's worker's parents age 62 or older if being supported by the worker