Social Security Survivor Benefits

A surviving spouse or child may receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255.00 if they meet certain requirements.

The funeral home will notify Social Security on the survivors’ behalf of the death of your loved one. Then survivors need to contact the local Social Security office for information concerning additional benefits. One can go to the local office or call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance.

Additional documents may be needed at the time when you apply, so don’t delay, even if you are unsure of the necessary needed documents.

WEBSITE: www.ssa.gov/ | PHONE: 1-800-772-1213
LOCAL ADDRESS: Social Security, 2201 Coronation Blvd., Charlotte NC 28227