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Who can apply to receive the $255 lump-sum death payment after a relative dies?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe lump-sum death benefit of $255 is payable upon the death of a person who has worked long enough to be insured under Social Security.

The one-time lump-sum death payment of $255 is payable to:

  • A surviving spouse if he or she was living with the deceased; or, if living apart, was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased person’s record; or
  • If there is no surviving spouse, a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased person’s record in the month of death.

If no spouse or child meeting these requirements exists, the lump-sum death payment will not be paid.  The lump-sum death payment cannot be paid to funeral homes or estates for funeral expenses.

To file for the benefit, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY-1800-325-0778) and request an appointment at your local office. You must file the application for the lump-sum death payment within the two-year period ending with the second anniversary of the insured person’s death.

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