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My sister died on 12/23/17. She was to start receiving

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My sister died on...

My sister died on 12/23/17. She was to start receiving benefits on 1/24/18. I want to know what I need to do.

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

My sister died on 12/23/17. she as suppose to start receiving her benefits on 1/24/18, being her next of kin, I want to know if I should do anything.

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

Not that I can think of, I really need someone to guide me through the process.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Carter McBride, CPA replied 6 months ago
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Hey! I'm Carter, I'm a CPA and can help with this.

In 99% of cases like this, the funeral home is the one responsible for contacting Social Security. If you are worried they did not do that, I would give them a call and double check if they did. If they did inform Social Security, then you do not have to do anything. It will all be taken care of.

If they did not call Social Security, then you need to give them a call at(###) ###-####and inform them of the death or visit your local Social Security office.

Hope that helps. If you need anything else, just let me know. If not, please leave a rating. Thanks!

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