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We may pay a lump-sum death benefit of $255 to:

  • A spouse who was living with the deceased person at the time of death; or
  • A spouse or a child who, in the month of death, is eligible for a Social Security benefit based on the deceased person’s record.

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Survivors Planner: A Special Lump-Sum Death Payment

Information You Need To Apply For Lump Sum Death Benefit - Form SSA-8

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