Thirty-six percent of Social Security recipients are not retired workers, but children, the disabled, or spouses and survivors of workers. Almost one of every six Americans receives a Social Security benefit today.
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX - -Social Security Administration (SSA) contains over 50 million records created from SSA payment records. This file includes the following information on each decedent, if the data are available to the SSA: Last name, First name SS# (State issued) b. Birth date d. Death date lr. Last residence lp. Lump sum paymentt