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How do i report the death of a person who had been receiving social security benefits?

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

I need to report his death so that the checks will cease being sent to his account. also i guess there is a death benefit?

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

I just need to know the process and what documents i need to produce (and where). thanks

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 11 months ago
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From https://www.ssa.gov/survivors/: If you need to report a death, contact your local Social Security office or call 1-***-***-**** ( TTY 1-***-***-****). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday.

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I'm so sorry, but Applying for the Survivor benefits and reporting a death is about the only application that that cannot be filed online.

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I hold a law degree (J.D.), 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 1986

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