US Government Information/death benefit

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my mother passed on feb 1 2015. was curious when i would receive the 255 dollars. i am hr only son and heir

Answer
Social Security pays the death benefit of $255 to a child receiving benefits on the record of the deceased.  If this is the case, you must file an application for the payment.  You will need to call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 to schedule an appointment to file.  You can schedule the appointment for an in office or a telephone appointment.

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Darlene Oldendick

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Social Security retirement planning and all questions about Social Security eligibility and entitlement.

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Worked for the Social Security Administration for 33 years

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33 years employment with the Social Security Administration

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Many outstanding performance awards while employed at the Social Security Administration

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