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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.

Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes

 

Pfeffer Funeral Home
Phone: (920) 684-4642
928 S. 14th Street
Manitowoc, WI, 54220

Jens Family Funeral Services & Crematory
Phone: (920) 682-1568
1122 S. 8th Street
Manitowoc, WI, 54220

Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services
Phone: (920) 682-0118
818 State Street
Manitowoc, WI, 54220

Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services
Phone: (920) 732-3535
1124 Main Street
Kellnersville, WI, 54215

Klein & Stangel Funeral Home
Phone: (920) 793-1396
1420 22nd Street
Two Rivers, WI, 54241

Christianson & Deja Funeral Home
Phone: (920) 775-4433
202 S. Liberty Street
Valders, WI, 54245

All Care Crematory and Reception Center
Phone: (920) 684-0021
925 S. 14th Street
Manitowoc, WI, 54220

Faithful Friends Pet Cremation
Phone: (920) 769-0500
1122 S. 8th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Wittkopp Funeral and Cremation Service
Phone: (920) 449-5455
123 South Street
Plymouth, WI 53073


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