In addition to the monthly benefits, a special one-time payment of $255 can be paid to a spouse who was living with the deceased at the time of death, or if there is none, to a spouse or a child/children who is eligible for benefits.
If the deceased was receiving Social Security benefits, any checks which arrive after the death must be returned. If benefit checks were being directly deposited, then the bank would also need to be notified.
For questions concerning eligibility, claims and entitled benefits, please visit the SSA website or contact Social Security directly at:
NH Social Security Administration
2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101
VT Social Security Administration
88 Merchants Row 330 Asa Bloomer Bldg
Rutland, Vermont 05701
1-866-690-1944 or TTY: 1-802-773-3202
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