I once knew a woman whose husband had passed away suddenly. She was preparing to be homeless. I explained that she might be eligible for social security payments. She did not know this or where to apply. Eventually, she found a person to help. She received benefits which helped her, and her seriously handicapped daughter, be able to afford to live in a safe environment.
If you, or someone you know, is facing a death or disability, remember this form to find out what benefits there are to help: