Social Security Survivors Benefits
Authored By: Social Security Administration
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Why we hope you will read this booklet: The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating to the survivors. This is an explanation of the benefits Social Security can provide for the family. This booklet is divided into two sections. If you are working, the first part tells you what kind of survivors benefits your tax dollars are paying for and how those benefits are earned. If someone in your family has died, the second part explains how to sign up for Social Security benefits and what you need to know after benefits start.