After a spouse passes away, several decisions must be considered in regards to social security. Consult with an advisor to discuss the various options for social security survivor benefits. The Social Security Administration provides additional details on their website regarding Survivors Benefits.
Social Security will make a single payment of $255 to the surviving spouse if they were living with the deceased; or, if living apart, the surviving was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased’s record. Visit the Social Security Administration's web pages to report the death and learn more about Survivor Benefits.