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Benefit Details
Social Security Lump Sum Death Payment
Managing Agency U.S. Social Security Administration http://www.socialsecurity.gov

Program Description

You could get a Social Security lump sum death payment (LSDP) if your spouse had enough work credits and we have not already paid a LSDP.

Would you like more information about the lump sum death benefit?
Use the link below to our Publications Home Page and review Chapter 4 of the Social Security Handbook.

You can apply for this benefit by choosing "Contact Us" to make an appointment.

Would you like more information about social security credits?
Use the link below to our Publications Home page and review "Social Security: How You Earn Credits," Social Security Publication Number 05-10072.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

For our Publications Home Page, visit: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs