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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Apr 8, 2012.

Question

MY SON DIED NO WIFE NO KIDS. CAN I STILL GET 255.00 FOR HIS DEATH?

Answer

The one-time lump-sum death benefit of $255 is payable to:

* a surviving spouse or

* if there is no surviving spouse, a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased person''s social security record

Otherwise, no benefit will be paid.


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