Social Security:

The Social Security Administration should be notified as soon as possible after a death has occured.  The Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home staff will inform the Social Security office by submitting Form 721.

Death Benefits:

A one time payment of $255.00 may be paid to the surviving spouse if he or she is eligibile.  Payment can be made only to; surviving living-with spouse, a child entitled to monthly payments in the month of the death, or spouse entitled to a monthly payment in the month of death whether "living with' or not.

Who is Eligibile for Monthly Benefits:

Surviving spouse age 60 or older or 50 or older if disabled.

Unmarried children under 18 or under 19 if a full time high school student.

Unmarried children 18 or over who was severly disabled before 22 and who continues to be disabled.

Dependent parents 62 or older.

A surviving divorced spouse under certain conditions.


Contact Information for the Social Security Administration:

Phone Number 1-800-772-1213 or E-Mail address,

Local Office: 707 5th Avenue, New Kensington, Pa.  15068.