After the loss of a loved one, you will probably have a lot of questions about Social Security benefits. We at Gaffney Funeral Home will file a statement of death with the Social Security Administration on your family’s behalf. You will not need a certified copy of the death certificate for this filing.
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:
The deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security, ranging from 1.5 to 10 years depending on his or her age at death.
We will notify Social Security of your loved one’s passing, but it is important to know that benefits will vary for each individual. It’s important to understand that you must apply in order to receive benefits. You can apply at any Social Security office or by phone.