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Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits

The following checklist is designed to help you file for your Social Security benefits correctly so that prompt payments may be made.

Eligibility

To receive monthly benefits, 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. Those eligible for monthly benefits include:

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled), or at any age if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • A divorced widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) if the marriage lasted 10 years, or if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • Unmarried children up to 18 (19 if they are attending a primary or secondary school full- time)
  • Children who were disabled before reaching 22, as long as they remained disabled
  • Dependent parent or parents 62 or older


Lump-Sum Death Payment

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:

  • A surviving spouse who lived in the same household as the deceased person at the time of death
  • A surviving spouse eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death
  • A child or children eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death


Applying for Benefits

You must apply in order to receive benefits. You may apply at any Social Security office, by telephone at 1-800-772-1213, or online at www.ssa.gov.

Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home
Phone: (989) 879-3821
Toll Free: (866) 879-3821
Fax: (989) 879-2033
107 E. 2nd St., P.O. #23, Pinconning, MI 48650

Rivertown Funeral Chapel
Phone: (989) 667-0891
Toll Free: (866) 667-0891
Fax: (989) 667-8714
209 S. Huron Rd., P.O. #505, Kawkawlin, MI 48631

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Phone: (989) 846-4161
127 N. Forest St., Standish, MI 48658

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Phone: (989) 426-7751
Fax: (989) 426-9439
135 N. Silverleaf St., Gladwin, MI 48624


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