Did you know this about Soc. Security?
The $255 death benefit for SS recipients.... it is ONLY for the surviving spouse. So DH & I have both paid into SS & I thought there would be this "benefit" for both (paltry as it is, but it is something). No.... whichever one dies first the spouse gets it, but the 2nd one to die... ZERO. If you never married..... ZERO.
I guess it was changed sometime in the Reagan administration.