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How to Report a Death to Social Security

June 17, 2021

From the U.S. News & World Report website

When a loved one passes away, there are usually various arrangements that need to be made. One of the tasks to oversee will involve reporting the death to the Social Security Administration. If this process is not carried out, it could lead to confusion and extra tasks later. 

Notifying Social Security about a death consists of the following steps:

· Report the death by phone or in person.
· Review Social Security payments.
· Watch for the one-time death benefit.
· Arrange benefits for family members.

Following is a breakdown of each step so you can carry out the reporting as smoothly as possible.

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