Social Security Administration Notification and Death Benefit Information

Social Security Administration

When the Anatomy Bequest Program generates a death certificate, the Social Security Administration is automatically notified of the donor’s death. We encourage you to contact the Social Security Administration for benefit information. 

The Social Security Administration can be reached by calling toll-free 1-800-772-1213 (1-800-325-0778 TTY) or by visiting their website.

Railroad Retirement Board

If your loved one was a qualifying employee, there may be applicable death benefits. For more information please contact the Railroad Retirement Board by calling toll-free 1-877-772-5772 or by visiting their St. Paul field office website.

Veterans Administration

If your loved one was a qualifying military veteran, there may be applicable death benefits. For more information please contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs by calling toll-free 1-800-827-1000 or by visiting their website.