Social Security

When a person dies, there are financial benefits available to a widow/widower or surviving dependents of the deceased through social security.  

The most common benefit available is a lump sum benefit of $255 entitled to a surviving widow or widower. By law, we, the funeral home, are required to send notification to the Social Security Administration notifying them that the death has occured.  This stops any further social security checks from being sent to the deceased.  

To explore more benefits that may be available or for instructions on how to collect benefits click on the link below or contact your local social security office.



Batavia Office (Closest Local Office)
Social Security Administration
571 East Main Street
Batavia, New York 14020
1-(866)-931-7103
(585)-344-4809


Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov
1-(800)-772-1213