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Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits

The following checklist is designed to help you file for your Social Security benefits correctly so that prompt payments may be made.

Eligibility

To receive monthly benefits, the deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years depending on his or her age at death. Those eligible for monthly benefits include:

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) or at any age if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • A divorced widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) if the marriage lasted 10 years or if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • Unmarried children up to 18 (19 if they are attending a primary or secondary school full-time)
  • Children who were disabled before reaching 22 as long as they remained disabled
  • Dependent parent or parents 62 or older



Lump-Sum Death Payment

A one-time payment of $255 is paid in addition to the monthly cash benefits described above. The lump-sum death payment (LSDP) is paid in the following priority order:

  • A surviving spouse who lived in the same household as the deceased person at the time of death
  • A surviving spouse eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death
  • A child or children eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death



Applying for Benefits

Your funeral director will start the application process for you so you may begin receiving benefits. Social Security benefits are very individualized. You may contact any Social Security office, by telephone at 1-800-772-1213, or online at www.ssa.gov if you have questions about receiving benefits.

Waverly

218 2nd St. SE
P.O. Box 215
Waverly, Iowa 50677
Phone: (319) 352-1187

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Shell Rock

104 E. Prospect Street
P.O. Box 126
Shell Rock. Iowa 50670
Phone: (319) 885-4321

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Denver

110 S. State Street
P.O. Box 525
Denver, Iowa 50622
Phone: (319) 984-5379

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Readlyn

205 Highland Ave.
P.O. Box 127
Readlyn, Iowa 50668
Phone: (319) 279-3551

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Kaiser Corson has a highly dedicated, professional staff to provide unconditional service before, during, and after the immediate need. Kaiser-Corson offers at-need services including complete funeral services, cremation services, immediate burial services, body donation, transfer and receiving services, and a full line of funeral related merchandise. Serving the communities of Waverly, Shell Rock, Denver, Readlyn, and surrounding areas.

 

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