Social Security Administration - Survivors Benefits
If you are insured by Social Security when you die, regardless of your age, your survivors may be entitled to monthly benefits on your behalf. Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for periods of active duty service from 1957-2001 can also be credited to your Social Security earnings record. In most cases, there is also a lump-sum death benefit of $255. To learn more about Social Security Administration Survivor Benefits read below:
For more information about any of the above benefits, contact the Social Security Administration directly at 1-800-772-1213, online at www.socialsecurity.gov or check out these FAQs.