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Widowed spouses and former spouses who remarry before age 60 (50 if they are disabled) cannot collect survivor benefits. Eligibility resumes if the later marriage ends. There is no effect on eligibility if you remarry at 60 or older (50 or older if disabled).
In 1954, Congress decided that this was an appropriate level for the maximum LSDB benefit, and so the cap of $255 was imposed at that time.
We make a one-time payment of $255 when you die, if you've worked long enough. We can only pay this benefit to your spouse or child if they meet certain requirements. Survivors must apply for this payment within two years of the date of death.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays a small grant to eligible survivors of some beneficiaries to help with the cost of a funeral. In 2020, this amount was set by law at $255 for SSI recipients.
Generally, you and your spouse can set aside up to $1,500 each to pay for burial expenses.
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When a Social Security-insured worker dies, surviving spouses or children get to claim a unique payment of $255. This is a separate payment to the SSA survivor benefits and claimants can benefit from both at the same time.
A widow or widower age 60 or older (age 50 or older if they have a disability). A surviving divorced spouse, under certain circumstances. A widow or widower at any age who is caring for the deceased's child who is under age 16 or has a disability and receiving child's benefits.
Social Security's Lump Sum Death Payment (LSDP) is federally funded and managed by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). A surviving spouse or child may receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255 if they meet certain requirements.
Parents age 62 or older who received at least one-half support from the deceased can receive benefits. A one-time payment of $255 can be made only to a spouse or child if they meet certain requirements. Survivors must apply for this payment within two years of the date of death.
Who reports a death benefit that an employer pays? That depends on who received the death benefit. A death benefit is income of either the estate or the beneficiary who receives it.

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