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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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How do I request assistant when someone hassed? passed, He

Customer Question

How do I request assistant when someone hassed? passed
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: He was receiving SS and passed a few days ago and I was told he qualified for a stipend to elp with burial
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: he was also receiving a portion as a widower
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 4 months ago.

You can apply for benefits by calling our national toll-free service at 1-***-***-**** (TTY 1-***-***-****) or by visiting 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 apply.

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Documents you may need to provide

We may ask you to provide documents to show that you are eligible, such as:

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  • A birth certificate or other proof of birth;
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status if you were not born in the United States [More Info];
  • U.S. military discharge paper(s) if you had military service before 1968;
  • W-2 forms(s) and/or self-employment tax returns for last year; and
  • A death certificate for the deceased worker.

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Expert:  Lane replied 4 months ago.

By calling 1-***-***-****, you can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday.

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OR

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You can go to your closest Social Security Office. (Although you might want to call the number above first to make an appointment).

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Click here for a Social Security Office locator, where you can enter a zip code to find the closest office.

Expert:  Lane replied 4 months ago.

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice to clients on three continents since 1986