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My wife died on Jun 30th at which time the SS office was notified. Her SS benefits were terminated at that time. I was informed that I should get a death benefit of 254$ but to date I have not received it. How do I proceed to collect it. Glen Grant 111 Ellington Ln Pawleys Is ,SC

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

This a death benefit not a retirement benefit

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Sorry for your loss...

A surviving spouse or child may receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255 if they meet certain requirements.

Generally, the lump-sum is paid to the surviving spouse who was living in the same household with the worker when they died.

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If the eligible surviving spouse or child is not currently receiving benefits, they must apply for this payment within two years of the date of death.

You cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online.

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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 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday.
You can also contact your local Social Security office.
An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone.
Let me know your zip code and I will find a local SSA office serving your area.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago

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I will followup if you will need any help.

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