The deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security, ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years depending on his or her age at death. Who may receive monthly benefits:
A one time payment of $255 is paid in addition to the monthly cash benefits described above. The lump-sum death payment (LSDP) is paid in the following priority order:
You must apply in order to receive benefits.You may also apply at any Social Security office or, if you wish, you may apply by telephone or online at www.ssa.gov. Just dial the toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 and the operator will schedule an appointment for you or arrange for the local Social Security office to take your claim by telephone.
The funeral home will report the death to social security if we are given the correct social security number.
IF you are already receiving benefits on your spouse’s work record:
IF you are receiving benefits on your work record:
IF you are not receiving benefits:
You may contact Social Security toll-free, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The number to use is 1-800-772-1213. You may visit the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov and set up a "My Security Account" in order to have 24/7 access to your statements, benefits and find answers to many of your questions. To speak with a representative, call between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm on regular business days. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally the busiest days. At other times and on weekends and holidays, you may leave a message and they will call you back, in most cases, the next business day.
You may use the toll-free number to make an appointment either in a Social Security office or telephone to apply for benefits, transact other Social Security business, or just ask questions.
246 Bullsboro Drive, Suite B
Newnan, GA 30263
1548 Flynt Street
Griffin, GA 30223
9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Monday through Friday EXCEPT
9:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Wednesdays