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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My husband has passed away on Dec. 23, 1915, do I need a

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My husband has passed away on Dec. 23, 1915, do I need a death certificate before I apply for the surviving wife social security? I have been getting half of his at present.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 11 months ago.

Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry for your lose.

Yes, you will want to get that death certificate and bring it along with your photo ID, birth certificate, marriage certificate to the local SSA office so you can apply. Unfortunately, we can not apply for this online. You also want to make sure they stop sending his benefits. The check he received in Dec is valid, since it applies to Nov. But the one you may get in Jan will not be owed to him, so don't spend it if arrives before SSA can process the termination of his retirement benefit.

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