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My wive has died. I need to visit local office and apply

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My wive has died. I need to visit local office and apply for death benefits. Can I get an appmt at Lafayette, LA for Wednesday June 15?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.

You cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online.

Social Security should be notified as soon as possible when a person dies.

In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to Social Security. You should give the funeral home the deceased person’s Social Security number if you want them to make the report.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.

If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-***-***-**** (TTY 1-***-***-****). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday. You can also contact your local Social Security office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone.

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Address:***** Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone:(888) _619_4771_ TTY:1_800_325_0778_

Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM