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