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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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Experience:  19+ years legal exp. - 10+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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Have you received notification of my mother, Belle

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Have you received notification of my mother, Belle Fredricksen's death? Her SSN is###-##-####
I was her payee for her social security check and I need to have the payment check discontinued.
My Mom passed away in Sacramento, CA on 3 August 2016.
Thank you!
Carol Fredricksen
E-mail: ***@******.***. My home E-mail address is:***@******.***
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 4 months ago.

Hi Carol, I am very sorry for your loss.

You will want to send a copy of the death certificate to your local SSA office to confirm her passing.

Note that any payment that may be sent to the bank account in September or after, will be owed BACK to the SSA, so do not spend it. There are times when the processing of a terminated claim due to death does not complete until after the other branch that issues direct deposit payments to beneficiaries has already initiated payment. However, typically, the SSA, once it learns of the death, will contact the bank to reverse any inappropriate payment, so you may not need to send it back at all. Just keep an eye on it.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 4 months ago.

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