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My mother passed away on 2/21 how do I file for death

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My mother passed away...

My mother passed away on 2/21 how do I file for death benefits

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 properly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

She was 84 on retirerment disability with the state but not Soc Sec she died at home my father was a WWII vet.

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

No that I know of

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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The SSA may pay a lump-sum death benefit of $255 to:

  • A spouse who was living with the deceased person at the time of death; or
  • A spouse or a child who, in the month of death, is eligible for a Social Security benefit based on the deceased person’s record.

All other beneficiaries are not eligible for death benefits.

Please verify and let me know if you need directions to apply.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

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