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my brother recently died should...
my brother recently died should i xontact social security and am i entiled to the death benefit
Submitted: 17 days ago.Category: Social Security
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i dont have any documents
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 17 days ago
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You cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online.

In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to us.

You should give the funeral home the deceased person’s Social Security number if you want them to make the report.

If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800_772_1213 (TTY 1-800_325_0778).

You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday.

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Generally - only the spouse and minor children are eligible for the death benefit based on your brother's working record.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 17 days ago

If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.

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