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My wife passed away on November 8th and I need to notify social security of her death.

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

Not to my knowledge

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Social Security Expert: Carter McBride, CPA replied 7 months ago
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Hey, I'm Carter. I'm a CPA. I hope I can help you with this.

I'm sorry for your loss. In most cases, a funeral director will notify Social Security of the death. If they did not, call 1-***-***-**** between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday and that will handle the reporting you need to do.

Social Securtity has a great pamphlet on how they can help after a death here: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10008.pdf.

Let me know if you need anything else!

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Social Security Expert: Carter McBride, CPA replied 7 months ago

Just wanted to circle back and check if you had any other questions. If your question has been answered, please leave a rating! Thanks.

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