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Social Security Benefits


Family members of the deceased may be entitled to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased worked long enough and had Social Security taken out of their paycheck.


A one-time payment of $255.00 will be paid to a surviving spouse, or a child who is eligible to receive benefits under the parents work record if there is no surviving spouse.


Family members eligible to receive Social Security:

  • The surviving spouse age 60 or older (age 50 if they are disabled)
  • The surviving spouse caring for a minor child under the age of 16 or if the child is disabled
  • An unmarried child of the deceased who is younger than age 18, or age 19 if they are still in school
  • An unmarried disabled child at any age if they are disabled and that disability occurred before age 22
  • Parents age 62 or older who depended on the deceased for at least half of their support
  • A surviving divorced spouse under certain circumstances

We at Heritage Cremation Provider will assist you with the filing of paperwork for Social Security to find out what, if any, you and your family can collect in Social Security benefits. This can be a big stressor for some people and we want to be able to take any burden off of your shoulders at this difficult time, that is why we assist you with the paperwork.


If you have any questions you can call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213


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