社會安全福利 Social Security Benefits

 

下列清單的目的是幫助您了解該如何及時正確地申請您的社會安全福利。

 

申請資格

 

先人必須有被社會保障所涵蓋的工作信用,從一年半到十年內及先人的年歲決定誰能領取福利金:

 

  • 年齡在六十或以上(如果是殘疾人士則為五十歲)的喪偶人,或任何年齡低於十六歲以下(或因殘疾而需要照顧)的子女
  • 年齡在六十或以上(如果是殘疾人士則為五十歲)、婚姻持續十年、現已離異的喪偶人,或任何年齡低於十六歲以下(或因殘疾而需要照顧)的子女
  • 最高到十八歲的未婚子女(如果他們參加全日制的小學或中學則最高可以到十九歲)
  • 二十二歲之前仍然殘疾的子女
  • 超過六十二歲、或需要贍養的父母

 

一次性死亡付款

 

除了上述所述的每月現金收益之外,社會安全保障還將支付一筆255美元的付款,一次性死亡付款(LSDP)將會以以下順序優先支付:

 

  • · 當先人往生的時候,與先人住在同一家庭的配偶
  • · 有資格申請每月現金收益的配偶
  • · 有資格申請每月現金收益的子女

 

申請福利

 

您必須通過申請才能獲得相關福利,您可以在社會安全局的辦公室申請,您也可以通過撥打免費電話1-800-772-1213,讓接線員幫您預約安排;或點擊網址www.ssa.gov查閱更多信息。

 

如何與社會安全局聯繫

 

您可以免費撥打社會安全局一年無休的電話1-800-772-1213,或點擊網址www.ssa.gov獲取更多信息,您可以從上午七點至晚上七點的工作時間內撥打電話與他們的代表聯繫,如果是週末或是節假日,您可以留下信息,大多數情況下他們將於下一個工作日及時與您取得聯繫。

 

無論是申請相關福利、辦理其他社會保障業務或只是諮詢相關問題,您都可以通過撥打免費電話來預約。

 

The following checklist is designed to help you file for your Social Security benefits correctly so that prompt payments may be made.



Eligibility
The deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security, ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years depending on his or her age at death. Who may receive monthly benefits:

 

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled), or at any age if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • A divorced widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) if the marriage lasted 10 years, or if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
  • Unmarried children up to 18 (19 if they are attending a primary or secondary school full- time)
  • Children who were disabled before reaching 22, as long as they remained disabled
  • Dependent parent or parents 62 or older



Lump-Sum Death Payment
A one time payment of $255 is paid in addition to the monthly cash benefits described above. The lump-sum death payment (LSDP) is paid in the following priority order:

 

  • A surviving spouse who lived in the same household as the deceased person at the time of death
  • A surviving spouse eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death
  • A child or children eligible for or entitled to benefits for the month of death



Applying for Benefits
You must apply in order to receive benefits. You may also apply at any Social Security office or, if you wish, you may apply by telephone or online at www.ssa.gov. Just dial the toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 and the operator will schedule an appointment for you or arrange for the local Social Security office to take your claim by telephone.



Contact Social Security
You may contact Social Security toll-free, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The number to use is 1-800-772-1213. You visit the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov. To speak with a representative, call between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm on regular business days. At other times and on weekends and holidays, you may leave a message and they will call you back, in most cases, the next business day.

 

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.