I'm Anne. I've been preparing taxes for 27 years, and I'll be happy to help you.
First I'm sorry for yours and your sister in law's loss
If the deceased was receiving Social Security benefits, you must return the benefit received for the month of death or any later months. For example, if the person died in July, you must return the benefit paid in August. If benefits were paid by direct deposit, contact the bank or other financial institution. Request that any funds received for the month of death or later be returned to Social Security. If the benefits were paid by check, do not cash any checks received for the month in which the person dies or later. Return the checks to Social Security as soon as possible.
Your sister in law may want to contact her local SS office and see if there are benefits she may apply for . Please see below:
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