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Weymouth Funeral Home notifies the Social Security Office after a death in order for the paperwork to begin.

You must also contact the Social Security Office in person or by phone.

Social Security Office

Address

11706 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, Virginia 23606

Hours

9:00-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday

Contact Info

1-866-331-9169, Local Number

1-800-772-1213, Toll Free Number

1-800-325-0778, if you are deaf or hard of hearing

www.socialsecurity.gov

Social Security Benefits

The following checklist is designed to help you file for your Social Security benefits correctly so that prompt payments can be made.

Eligibility

The deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security, ranging from 1 ½ to 10 years depending on his or her age at death. Those who may receive monthly benefits are:

  • A widow or widower age 60 (50 if disabled) or older or at any age if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • A divorced widow or widower age 60 (50 if disabled) or older 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 or, if you wish, you may apply by telephone. Dial the toll-free number 1-800-772-1213, and the operator will schedule an appointment for you or arrange for the local Social Security office to take your claim by telephone.

Contact Social Security

  • You may call Social Security toll-free, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The number to use is 1-800-772-1213
  • To speak with a representative, call between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on regular business days. At other times and on weekends and holidays, you may leave a message, and they will call you back, in most cases, the next business day.
  • You may use the toll-free number to make an appointment either in a Social Security office or telephone to apply for benefits, transact other Social Security business, or just ask questions.
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