My mother passed away how do I stop her benefits?

Q) My mother passed away on 3/4/14, how do I stop her benefits or how do you prefer to be notified?

A) According to Social Security Administration website you need to Notify Social Security Association as soon as possible. Then, you can ensure your family receives all your entitled benefits. This includes a one-time payment of $255. However, the funeral director usually will report the death. In this case, give the director the deceased’s Social Security number so the director can report to Social Security.

Report the death yourself by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Also, remember you and the deceased’s financial institution must return any funds received for the month of death or thereafter. read more




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