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MY WIFE JOAN M 137-30-8306 PASSED AWAY ON 11/18/2017. WHAT…

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MY WIFE JOAN M...

MY WIFE JOAN M SMITH###-##-####PASSED AWAY ON 11/18/2017

Accountant's Assistant: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

WHAT DO I DO WITH YOU?

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

NOT THAT IO CAN THINK OF

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago
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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Hi. My name's Lane. I sorry for your loss.

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Also, so sorry, but you cannot report a death or apply for survivor's benefits on line.

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You'll either need to call the National SSA call center and report (they can also get the process started and set up an appointment to go into the local office, if you'd prefer)

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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 do this for you.

OR

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

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago

Hi. My name's Lane. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Also, so sorry, but you cannot report a death or apply for survivor's benefits on line.

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You'll either need to call the National SSA call center and report (they can also get the process started and set up an appointment to go into the local office, if you'd prefer)

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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 do this for you.

OR

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

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago

Lastly, check with the funeral home or other facility. They will many times report the death for you. If they asked for (or helped you to get) a death certificate. They've likely already reported the death to Social Security.

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Please let me know if you have ANY questions at all, before rating me.

If this has helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating, using the stars on your screen, and then clicking “submit" – That’s the only way I’ll be credited for the work.

I hope you’ll rate me based on my accuracy and thoroughness (as opposed to any good news/bad news content). Thank you!

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But again, if you need more on this, please let me know.

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, on three continents, since 1986

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