Updated July 2011
ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT
EDUCATION BENEFIT – CHILDREN
EDUCATION BENEFIT – SPOUSE
The surviving spouse of a worker who is fully insured and dies is entitled to a surviving spouse insurance benefit of 100% of the basic benefit, subject to the maximum and minimum survivor benefits, and subject to the earnings test. This is paid until remarriage or until death of the surviving spouse, whichever occurs first.
Each surviving child of a worker who is fully or currently insured and dies is entitled to a surviving child’s insurance benefit of 25% of the basic benefit; provided, however, that the total monthly survivor’s insurance benefits payable to both Surviving Spouse and the Surviving Children shall neither exceed the basic benefit applicable to the deceased wage earner nor be less than $128.99; and where more than one person is entitled to survivor’s benefits, the payments shall be made to all such beneficiaries proportionately to the percentage of basic benefit due them.
Marshall Islands Social Security Administration (MISSA)
P.O. Box 175, Majuro
Republic of the Marshall Islands MH 96960
Phone: (692) 625-3101
Fax: (692) 625-4570
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.