When a loved one has died, please call Social Security at (800) 772-1213. After connection, dial "0", this will connect you directly to payable benefits. This service is available on weekdays, from 7am to 7pm. It is important to inquire within the same month of death because benefits may not be retroactive. You may also call the local Social Security office at (888) 886-7213. Office hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekdays. The office is located at 5907 W. Kings Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85306 (map).
At any age, if she or he takes care of a child less than 16 years or is disabled.
Under the age of 18 (or up to 19, if they are still attending secondary school full time).
A one-time payment of $255 is made to a surviving spouse or child who meets the requirements stated above. Other benefits are related to individual earnings and subsequently paid to survivors.