What happened to Social Security Death Index?
The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) – Introduction It was created from the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. Due to restrictions enacted in March 2014, recent entries to publicly available versions of the Social Security Death Index have not been made available.
How do I access death master file?
Visit https://classic.ntis.gov/products/ssa-dmf/ for further information. The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) contains over 83 million records of deaths that have been reported to SSA.
How often is the Social Security Death Index updated?
The Social Security Administration updates the Death Index monthly. However, every site does not update their database every month. Therefore, what you find at one site may not be available at another site.
How do you get the $250 death benefit from Social Security?
Form SSA-8 | Information You Need To Apply For Lump Sum Death Benefit. You can apply for benefits by calling our national toll-free service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or by visiting your local Social Security office.
How often is the death master file updated?
Updates for the DMF occur on a weekly basis. The following fields are provided in the Portal when a payment is matched to the DMF.
How can you find out someones date of death?
Check online government databases. Do an online search for “death index” or “death records” with the name of the country the person was from. If you believe the person died more recently, or at least within the past 50 years, government databases may have a record of the death.
Who is entitled to Social Security death benefit?
A widow or widower age 60 or older (age 50 or older if they have a disability). A surviving divorced spouse, under certain circumstances. A widow or widower at any age who is caring for the deceased’s child who is under age 16 or has a disability and receiving child’s benefits.