You should give the funeral home the deceased person’s Social Security number if you want them to make the report. If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Social Security Administration. Publication No. 05-10008. June 2021 (May 2017 edition may be used) How Social Security Can Help You When a Family Member Dies. Produced and published at U.S. taxpayer expense. You should let us know as soon as possible when a person in your family dies. You should also give the deceased’s Social Security
Feb 19, 2021 · There is a lot to deal with when a loved one passes away. On top of the emotional aspect of handling death, there is the financial stuff — which would include any Social Security benefits the ...
Sep 30, 2022 · Social Security disability benefits are available to adults 18 or older who are unable to work due to a physical or mental disability that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
Mar 10, 2022 · Social Security will pay a one-time lump-sum death payment of $255 to surviving spouses who were living with the SSDI recipient at the time of death. If they were living apart, they can still be able to receive the $255 if they were receiving Social Security benefits based on the deceased's record or if they are eligible for survivors benefits.
Apr 07, 2022 · The death of a someone who was receiving or eligible for Social Security on his or her own work record triggers a one-time payment of $255 (often called the “burial benefit” or “death benefit”) to a surviving spouse who was living with the deceased or collecting Social Security benefits on the deceased’s record.
The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently contains over 94 million records. The file is created from internal SSA records of deceased persons possessing social security numbers and whose deaths were reported to the SSA.