Updated July 2011
ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT
EDUCATION BENEFIT – CHILDREN
EDUCATION BENEFIT – SPOUSE
To be eligible for survivor’s insurance benefits, an applicant’s deceased spouse must have been fully insured or currently insured at the time of death. Once eligible, a person can receive a monthly spouse insurance benefit until the month before he/she dies. If spouse is 60 years of age or older and decides to remarry, monthly spouse benefits continues but the amount will be reduced from 100% of the basic benefit to 60%.
If under the age of 60 and remarry, spousal benefit will cease.
Additionally, any beneficiary who remarries cannot receive more than one surviving spouse insurance benefit.
If spouse is earning over $1,500 a quarter. There is an earnings test.
Republic of Palau
Social Security Administration
PO Box 679
Koror, Republic of Palau 96940
Phone: (680) 488-2457 or (680) 488-1823
Fax: (680) 488-1470
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.