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Social Security Benefits

We designed this checklist to make sure you are filing your Social Security benefits correctly.

 


 

Eligibility

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 in order to receive monthly benefits. 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 phone at (800) 772-1213, or online at www.ssa.gov.

Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 841-2422
5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623

Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 893-7686
501 Conant Street, Maumee, OH 43537

Robinson-Walker Funeral Home – Oak Harbor
Phone: (419) 898-3011
165 East Water Street, Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 732-3121
216 Washington Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 666-1566
830 Lime City Road, Rossford, OH 43460

Robinson-Walker Funeral Home – Genoa
Phone: (419) 855-4010
501 West Street, Genoa, OH 43430

Walker Funeral Home - Holland-Springfield Chapel
Phone: (419) 865-8879
7438 Airport Highway, Holland, OH 43528

Walker Funeral Home - Oregon Chapel
Phone: (419) 691-6768
3500 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

Witzler-Shank-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 666-3121
701 N. Main Street, Walbridge, OH 43465

Witzler-Shank-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 874-3133
222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551

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