Social Security

A federally funded insurance program designed to provide financial support and security to individuals who are retired, disabled, or survivors of deceased workers in the United States.

It's administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), a federal agency that oversees the collection of payroll taxes, the determination of eligibility for benefits, and the distribution of benefits to eligible recipients.

Social Security provides several types of benefits, including survivor benefits, which are paid to the surviving spouses, children, and other dependents of deceased workers.

Eligibility is circumstantial, so surviving family members should speak with the SSA to determine the details of their benefits.