Federated States of Micronesia

Survivor BenefitsUpdated July 2011

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

None.


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

None.


RETIREMENT/PENSION PLAN

None.


EDUCATION BENEFIT – CHILDREN

None.


EDUCATION BENEFIT – SPOUSE

None.


INSURANCE BENEFITS

The surviving spouse of a fully insured worker eligible shall be paid a monthly benefit or disability in an amount equal to sixty percent (60%) of the retirement or disability insurance benefit calculated for the deceased spouse at the date of death while each surviving child shall be entitled to fifteen percent (15%). If the surviving spouse is receiving his or her share, the children (3 or more) together shall be entitled to forty percent (40%). The only time when the children can receive hundred percent (100%) of the deceased wage earner’s retirement is if the surviving spouse is either deceased or parents are divorce and no payment was ever made to a surviving spouse. When this happens, each child will be entitled to 15% up to the maximum of 7 children or 100% of the deceased wage earner’s retirement benefits.

The total survivor’s benefit paid to the spouse and the children may not exceed the retirement benefit calculated for the decedent as of the date of death, except that if the surviving spouse receives benefits based on his or her own employment coverage, that amount plus the survivors’ benefits for the children may exceed the amount of the deceased retirement benefit. In no event shall the amount paid be less than the minimum established by Social Security Administration.

Contact:
Federated States of Micronesia
Social Security Administration
HEADQUARTERS
P.O. Box L
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2708 or (691) 320-2707 or (691) 320-2706
Fax: (691) 320-2607
Website: www.fm/fsmss/
Email: [email protected]


 

Disclaimer: The material contained in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Survivor Benefits website is not the result of legal research, but rather is based on a scan of public documents. We have made every effort to be accurate and timely, but errors may exist. The material on this website is advisory only and should not be cited as evidence or proof that a benefit exists or that our facts are accurate. Always consult the decedent’s fire department for benefits assistance, or a benefits’ attorney. If, in the course of your own research, you see errors of fact, or new benefit information, please pass this information along to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.