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I have not received my social security check for my deceased wife since Aug.
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Estate Lawyer: RayAnswers, Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question, conduct and prepare your response.

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Estate Lawyer: RayAnswers, Attorney replied 6 months ago

Let me clarify, you notified them of her death and they stopped the checks, is that correct, what is your question here again,thanks want to help you .

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you are correct.
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her social security number is###-##-####
Estate Lawyer: RayAnswers, Attorney replied 6 months ago

Here you only get a one time death benefit of $255 and then the higher of the you or your spouses check,You don't get both here.

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A surviving spouse or child may receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255 if they meet certain requirements. Generally, the lump-sum is paid to the surviving spouse who was living in the same household with the worker when they died. ... became eligible for benefits upon the worker's death.

Survivors Planner: A Special Lump-Sum Death ... - Social Security

I am so sorry for your loss of spouse.You will only get the one time death benefit and the higher you yours or your spouses check, not both.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Prayers to you.

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