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Erwins Greenhouse
Eighth Street at Hancock Avenue
Mitchell, Indiana 47446
(812) 849-4023

Bailey’s Flowers & Gifts
908 16th Street
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 279-5046

Blooming Pails Flowers and Gifts
1500 W Main Street
Suite 1
Mitchell, IN 47446
(812) 225-7600

Flower Cottage
437 North Maple Street
Orleans, IN 47452
(812) 865-3494

Orleans Flower Shop
176 South Maple Street
Orleans, IN 47452
(812) 865-3212

West End Flower Shop
1420 L Street
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-6422

Spring Mill Inn Spring Mill State Park
(877) 977-7464
3333 State Road 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446

Mitchell Inn Motel
(812) 849-9048
93 State Road 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446

Lodging in Bedford, IN includes Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, and Comfort Inn.

Social Security Benefits
Just as you plan for your family’s protection if you die, you should consider the Social Security benefits that may be available if you are the survivor — that is, the spouse, child, or parent of a worker who dies.

Eligibility
No one needs more than 40 credits (10 years of work) to be eligible for any Social Security benefit. But, the younger a person is, the fewer credits they must have for family members to receive survivors benefits.

Certain family members may be eligible to receive monthly benefits, including:
• A widow or widower age 60 or older (age 50 or older if disabled);
• 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 disabled and receiving benefits on their record;
• An unmarried child of the deceased who is: Younger than age 18 (or up to age 19 if he or she is a full-time student in an elementary or secondary school); or Age 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22.
• A stepchild, grandchild, step grandchild, or adopted child; and
• Parents, age 62 or older, who were dependent on the deceased for at least half of their support.

For more information, reference ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/

A Special Lump-Sum Death Payment
A surviving spouse or child may receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255 if they meet certain requirements.

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

For more information, reference ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/

Applying for Benefits or Report a Death
If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Monday through Friday. You can also visit your local Social Security office.

All information was pulled from ssa.gov. Please reference their website for comprehensive, up to date information.

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