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My wife and I both receive ss benefits. I get more than she
My wife and I both receive ss benefits. I get more than she did. She passed away. Do I get any portion of her benefits added to mine? … read more
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My wife 0***** passed away on 1 August 2017. Am I her
Shirley ***** my wife 0***** passed away on 1 August 2017. Am I her husband Kermit ***** ****** entitled to burial expenses? If so when can I expect a payment? … read more
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WHEN A SINGLE PASSES AWAY WITH NO CLOSE FAMILY EXCEPT THIER
WHEN A SINGLE PASSES AWAY WITH NO CLOSE FAMILY EXCEPT THIER MOTHER . DO THEY GET THE DEATH BENEFIT OF 255.00 … read more
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I am legal guardian to my grandchild, I do no get paid for
I am legal guardian to my grandchild, I do no get paid for this and never have been, she has lived with me sense she was born, father passed away so she is getting death benefits.i would like to know … read more
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My husband passed away Feb. 7. I understand that Funeral
My husband passed away Feb. 7. I understand that Davis Funeral Home reported the death but told me I had to apply for a lump sum payment...I am not sure what to do. … read more
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Hi , thank you .My name is***** have a question because something really horrible is happening , can you help? … read more
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My Father passed away on March 16, 2016. My Mother passed
My Father passed away on March 16, 2016. My Mother passed away 11 days later on March 32, 2016. Can we still apply for the lump sum payment??… read more
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My 57 yr.old daughter died recently. i was always her
my 57 yr.old daughter died recently. i was always her caregiver and she always lived with me.i will have to pay funeral expenses . why can't i get the $255 paid to family for funeral expenses?… read more
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Does SS pay widows benfits in one lump sum, or can we draw
Does SS pay widows benfits in one lump sum, or can we draw on half of remaing balance if needed to live on… read more
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My wife, Donna M. Watkins, passed away on October 9, 2014 at
My wife, Donna M. Watkins, passed away on October 9, 2014 at the age of 67. Based on her earnings she received $920 per month as her Social Security benefit. I receive $650 based on my earnings which … read more
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My mother was collecting SS benefits from my Dad's (deceased)
My mother was collecting SS benefits from my Dad's (deceased) SS. She recently passed away (May 21, 2014) is she entitled to the $250 death benefit? If so, how do we obtain the $250?… read more
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I have been my nieces foster care mother for a year in the
I have been my nieces foster care mother for a year in the State of Mass. Next month I will become her legal guardian. My neice has been receiving death benfit's from her father (my brother) that have… read more
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Does a pre-paid funeral plan disqualify application for the
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My ex-husband just passed away, we were married for 30 years
My ex-husband just passed away, we were married for 30 years neither us remarried,Am I eligable forany of his beniits?… read more
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My father has cancer and will not live much longer. He received
My father has cancer and will not live much longer. He received military retirement and social security. His wife (my mother) received social security as well. His social security is much greater than… read more
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My new wife recently lost her husband to cancer. Before his
My new wife recently lost her husband to cancer. Before his death, for 2 years he collected social security assistance and worked as much as he could. His illness devastated them financially to the po… read more
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My wifes mother passed away in October of 2011. What form
My wife's mother passed away in October of 2011. What form does she need to file to apply for for the $255 death gratitudy and where does she obtain it? Thanks E.B. Burrow… read more
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