The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently contains over 94 million records. One-time Lump Sum Death Benefit: A one-time payment of $255 is payable to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the beneficiary at the time of death, OR if living apart, was eligible for Social Security benefits on the beneficiary’s earnings record for the month of death.
Those with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), certain government employees (and their dependents) and those with permanent kidney failure are eligible for Medicare before reaching the two-year mark on social security disability payments.
Functions: Administers national contributory social insurance programs including the Old-Age Survivors and Disability Insurance Program; supplemental security income program for aged, blind, and disabled; and aspects of the black lung benefits provisions of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (83 Stat.
Our Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for processing and handling summonses and complaints in lawsuits involving judicial review of our final decisions on individual claims for benefits under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act).
Former Deputy Commissioner (Programs), redesignated Deputy Commissioner, Office of Programs and Policy, was made responsible for the Office of Family Assistance, Office of Retirement and Survivors Insurance (formerly the Office of Insurance Programs), Office of Supplemental Security Income (formerly Office of Assistance Programs), and the Office of Disability (formerly Office of Disability Programs).