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Social Security Concerns
Lump Sum Death Payment
If you're a surviving widow or widower, you may be eligible to receive a special death benefit payment of $255 on the worker's record. This payment can be made only to a spouse or minor children who meet certain requirements. If you think you may be eligible, ask your funeral director or contact your local Social Security Office.
Applying for benefit qualification and or additional information:
You must apply in order to receive benefits. You may apply at any Social Security office or, if you wish, you may apply by telephone at: -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. Additional questions regarding benefits can be answered by visiting www.ssa.gov or at a local office.
Local Social Security Office Information:
York County, PA: 1-888-329-5732
Office location: 2670 Industrial Hwy #2, York, PA 17402
Harford County, MD: 1-410-569-3349
Office location: 3435-A Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Abingdon, MD 21009