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My wife just passed away this week. What do I need to take…

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Thank you. My wife just passed away this week. What do I need to take to the social security office ( Reno) and what happens to her social security check.

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

She was 71 Her benefit was 1506.00 before withholding( voluntary) and medicare.

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. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

I do not know. I tried to go to the Reno office yesterday, but the line was out the door and no parking

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Social Security
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What happens to her benefits?
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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 5 months ago
Barbara
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your wife.

You can report your wife's passing by phone.

Call Social Security at 1-***-***-**** between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

If you prefer to go to your local Social Security office, you should call Social Security to schedule an appointment.

Have her name, Social Security Number, and birth date available. Also, the death certificate.

Her Social Security benefits will stop, but you will be entitled to a one-time survivor benefit of $255. You may also be able to apply for survivor benefits under her work record.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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