Social Security and Death Benefits
In the event of the loss of a loved one, the Social Security office in your area should be notified as soon as possible when a person dies. In many cases, the funeral director will report the person’s death to Social Security. *You will need to furnish the funeral director with the deceased’s Social Security number so he or she can make the report.
Check to see if some of the deceased’s family members are able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security program to qualify for benefits. Get in touch with Social Security as soon as you can to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled. Continue reading