Northwood Park Funeral Home notifies Social Security when a death occurs. The family must call Social Security for any benefits. The number is 360 – 696-7511 or 800 – 772-1213 between 9 AM – 7 PM, Monday through Friday.

A one time payment of $255 is paid to a surviving spouse or eligible surviving child(ren). Check with Social Security for specifics.

Each family’s situation is unique and, therefore, only Social Security can advise as to potential benefits and for whom. You can access more information via their website at www.ssa.gov