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You will need to provide either original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them.
The information we need includes:
• Proof of death — either from a funeral home or death certificate;• Your Social Security number, and the deceased worker’s SSN;• Your birth certificate;• Your marriage certificate, if you’re a widow or widower;• Your divorce papers, if you’re applying as a divorced widow or widower
• The name of your bank and your account number so your benefits can be deposited directly into your account.
Let me know if you need any clarification this matter.