Helpful Links for Survivors of the Haiti Earthquake

Depending upon their citizenship or residency status in the United States, surviving victims of the earthquake or the family members of those who died might qualify for disability or survivors benefits, respectively.  Below are the Social Security publications and the links to the electronic versions on Social Security Administration’s website, www.socialsecurity.gov.  You can link to them directly, as well as their Multilanguage Gateway at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/multilanguage/ which hosts publications in 15 languages.  General information about Social Security benefits also is available from their national, toll-free number, 1.800.772.1213 (1.800.325.0778 TTY). 


  • A "Snapshot" (Yon “Foto”) of the most important features of the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare programs.

          SSA Publication No. 05-10006, May 2009, ICN 451421 (SSA Pub 05- 




  • Your Payments While You Are Outside The United States

          SSA Publication No. 05-10137, June 2009, ICN 480085

  • How Social Security Can Help You When A Family Member Dies (Kòman Sekirite Sosyal Ka Ede Ou Lè Yon Manm Nan Fanmi Ou Mouri)

           SSA Publication No. 05-10008, January 2008, ICN 451390 (SSA 

          Publication No. 05-10008-HC)




  • Survivors Benefits (Benefis pou Swivivan)

          SSA Publication No. 05-10084, August 2009, ICN 468540 (SSA

          Publication No. 05-10084-HC)

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10084.html  (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/multilanguage/Haitcreo/10084-HC.pdf)

  • Disability Benefits (Benefis pou Enfimite)

           SSA Publication No. 05-10029, August 2009, ICN 456000 (SSA Pub 05-