Answer: The surviving spouse living with the covered worker at the time of death, or a child if he/she was entitled to or eligible for social security monthly benefits on the deceased’s record during the month of death of the deceased worker.
- Marriage License
- Children’s birth certificates
- Proof of widow’s age (62 or older)
- Social security number
- Total wages paid on W-2 form or schedule “C” for preceding year
- Death certificate
Question: When will I begin receiving benefits?
Answer: It usually requires about three months for a widow to start receiving social security benefits.
You may use the toll-free number to make an appointment either in a Social Security office or telephone to apply for benefits, transact other Social Security business, or just ask questions. You may also contact the local Social Security office:
334 Washington Street suite 225
Johnstown, PA 15901