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My husband passed away on March 1, 2018. Do I have to apply…

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My husband passed away...

My husband passed away on March 1, 2018. Do I have to apply for some of his benefits. What do I need to do?

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We were both receiving SS benefits. I already received the death benefit of

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Social Security Expert: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 3 months ago
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Hi. Great Question. You can apply for survivor benefits.

I will send you the information.

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Social Security Expert: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 3 months ago

You can apply for survivor or widow's benefits via phone at 1-***-***-**** or at your nearest social security office.

Please provide your zip code and I can check what is your nearest office. Thank you.

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Social Security Expert: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 3 months ago

You may have to show the following:

We may be asked to provide documents to show that you are eligible, such as:

  • Death certificate
  • Birth certificate or other proof of birth;
  • Marriage certificate
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Social Security Expert: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 3 months ago

Sorry for your loss.

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