You should get in touch with Social Security as soon as possible to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled. Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.
A one-time payment of $255 may be paid to the surviving spouse if eligible. There may be additional benefits for minor children.
The Social Security website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of things you can do online. Click on their website below.
In addition to using the Social Security website, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. Staff can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. They can also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.