My husband recently passed away. Is there anything I need to do?Published: July 9, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.
In most cases, a funeral home will report a death to the Social Security Administration. You should provide the funeral home with your husband’s Social Security number.
You cannot report a death or apply for survivor’s benefits online. You should call 1-800-772-1213 to speak with Social Security directly and ask any questions you may have.
In addition to potential survivor benefits, you, as the surviving spouse, will receive a one-time lump-sum death payment of $255.
My sincere sympathy,
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