Ask Social Security Questions and Get Answers ASAP
This is an unfortunate situation,
First, the funeral home will report the person’s death to Social Security. If you want them to do that, you will need to give the deceased’s Social Security Number to the funeral director so they can make the report.
If you are already receiving benefits based on his record, you should contact social security office, and advise them you want to apply for survivors benefits, they will make the switch, and may ask you to provide the following
Make sure you contact social security now, and apply for the one time lump sum payment as well,
a one-time payment of $255 to the surviving spouse will be given if living with the deceased.
call social security toll-free at 1-***-***-**** (for the deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-***-***-****).
Good luck, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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