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When Application Must Be Filed
433.1 When must you file the application for the lump-sum?
You must file the application for the lump-sum death payment within the two-year period ending with the second anniversary of the insured person's death. The filing period may be extended under certain conditions as explained in §§1517-1519.
433.2 Who must file an application for the lump-sum payment?
You must file an application for the lump-sum death payment if:
You are not entitled to wife's or husband's benefits on the deceased person's Social Security record for the month just before the month in which the insured person died; or
You are a child.
Note: If more than one child is entitled to the lump-sum, each child must apply to receive his or her share of the payment.
433.3 When do you NOT need to file an application for the lump-sum?
You do not need to file an application for the lump-sum as a widow(er) if you were entitled to wife's or husband's benefits on the deceased person's Social Security record for the month just before the month in which the insured person died.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- Time Limit for Applying for Lump-Sum Death Payment
- Good Cause Defined
- When is a lump-sum paid to the surviving widow(er)?
- Can you file an application for the lump-sum death payment after the two-year filing period?
- When must you file evidence of support?
- When is a parent of a deceased person entitled to parent's benefits?
- When No Spouse Living in Household
- When is a surviving child entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- Social Security Benefits Payable
- When will you NOT receive a lump-sum death payment?
- Entitlement to Retirement Insurance Benefit
- Applying for Social Security Benefits
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