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My Mother Passed away 9-30-17 and I Just got Death

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My Mother Passed away 9-30-17 and I Just got Death certificate today from mortuary so I need to know hoe I report it

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She dies on 9-30-17 an I just got the death certificate today an I need to find out how to report this so they won't keep sending checks to my mothers account

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 9 months ago
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Hi. I'm so sorry, but reporting a death is one of the few things that can't be done online.

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See this: (from https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/howtoapply.html)

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"You cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online.

Social Security should be notified as soon as possible when a person dies.

In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to Social Security. You should give the funeral home the deceased person’s Social Security number if you want them to make the report.

If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-***-***-**** (TTY 1-***-***-****). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday. You can also contact 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 speak to someone."

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If you simply call the 1-800 number they'll take the report over the phone and have you send the certificate to your closest local office. Social Security Office Locator

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