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When is a lump-sum death payment paid?
A lump-sum death payment may be made on the Social Security record of a worker who dies either fully or currently insured. The lump-sum is a one-time payment of $255 (see §700 for an exception). It is paid in addition to any monthly survivors insurance benefits that are due.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- When will you NOT receive a lump-sum death payment?
- Benefits Payable To Survivors of Deceased Insured Worker
- When is a lump-sum paid to the surviving widow(er)?
- When Application Must Be Filed
- Are you paid at specified intervals?
- When No Spouse Living in Household
- Lump-Sum Payable To Children
- Time Limit for Applying for Lump-Sum Death Payment
- Social Security Benefits Payable
- Penalty Applies to Convicted Person Only
- Aliens Outside the U.S. for Six Months or More
- Can you file an application for the lump-sum death payment after the two-year filing period?
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