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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  22+ years legal exp. - 12+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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Our son passed away on Dec 15th at the age of 61, will we

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Our son passed away on Dec 15th at the age of 61, will we get a lump
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: sum payment to assist with his funeral expenses?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: Our son did not get social security because of his age. His soc. sec. number is###-##-#### and any help will be appreciated.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** have been practicing SS LAW full time for 10+ years and look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Generally, a $255 death benefit is available to a spouse of the deceased or minor child, but not to others.

See here:

As you can see, even for those eligible to receive this benefit, it is so small it would not really effect a funeral bill, unfortunately. You may want to look into your son's files to see if he purchased a funeral policy of his own - which could then pay for his funeral.

I wish you strength and peace. You have my most sincere condolences.


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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

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