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How and where should I report a death? 227-22-1798. My

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How and where should I report a death?

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My husband passed away 9/20. I just need to know how to report his death.

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 10 months ago
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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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HI, MY NAME’S LANE - 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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First, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Also, so sorry, but reporting a death and applying for survivor benefits are about the only two things we cannot do on line with Social Security.

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You might want to check with the funeral home. If they helped you to get, or asked for, a death certificate they likely reported the death for you.

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If not you'll either have to call the Social Security call center or go to a local office.

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

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

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