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NL 00711.050 Lump-Sum Death Benefits Paragraphs

725. AMOUNT OF LSDP—GENERAL

The lump sum is three times (a) or (b) unreduced monthly benefit amount, but cannot exceed $255.

  1. the insured person's

  2. your

728. INQUIRY REGARDING LSDP FOR AUXILIARY BENEFICIARIES

A lump-sum death benefit is payable only upon the death of the person insured under the social security program. Since (a) (name of person) was receiving benefits as a (b) no lump-sum death benefit is payable because of (c) death.

  1. wife—widow—parent

  2. his or her

750. TIMELY FILING

An application for the lump-sum death payment must be filed within 2 years of the anniversary of the insured person's death. This time can be extended if “good cause” is established for failure to file within the initial 2-year period.


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NL 00711.050 - Lump-Sum Death Benefits Paragraphs - 04/15/2010
Batch run: 04/15/2010
Rev:04/15/2010