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Barbara, Enrolled Agent
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  18+ years of experience in tax preparation; 25+ years of experience as a real estate/corporate paralegal.
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My wife recently passed and i got a letter in the mail

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my wife recently passed and i got a letter in the mail asking for my bank info from ssa western program service center is this on the up and up
JA: The retirement accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: well they say there may be monies coming my way but i have to fill out some papers that ask for my bank info is this proper procedure
JA: Is there anything else the retirement accountant should be aware of?
Customer: i guess not
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Barbara replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your wife.

The letter is legitimate. As your wife's surviving spouse, you are entitled to a one-time death benefit of $255.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

Expert:  Barbara replied 6 months ago.

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions. If so, please let me know so I can assist you further.

Best regards,

Barb