A.J. Desmond & Sons will complete and submit Social Security Form SSA 721. A family member or other person responsible for the beneficiary's affairs should do the following:
Survivors may be eligible for social security benefits. Please see below to help you file for Social Security benefits correctly so that timely payments may be made. You may also visit https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ for more information.
The deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security, ranging from at least 1½ to 10 years depending on his or her age at death.
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 onetime 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:
To receive benefits, you must apply to Social Security. You may apply at any Social Security office, telephone or on-line at http://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices/. By telephone, call 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.
You may call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. To speak with a representative, call between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm 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. Use the toll-free number to make an appointment either in a Social Security office or by telephone to apply for benefits, transact other Social Security business, or ask questions.