After the death of a loved one, whether sudden or expected, families have hundreds of questions. These questions generally range from funeral planning and ceremonies, to burials, obituaries, and more. But one of the most common questions funeral directors get in regards to the death of a loved one often involves Social Security.
The legalities of death are sometimes confusing, especially while simultaneously grieving and coping with a loss. For this reason, it is most helpful the employ the services of an experienced funeral home for help with every aspect of death, funeral planning, and more.
The Social Security Office
Social security has to be notified of a person’s death, and many people are too emotionally overwhelmed to handle technical details like this when someone they love dies. So when someone dies, who should alert social security? The answer is both the funeral home hired as well as the bereaved. They are the ones who commonly send out the initial death notification to the Social Security Office on behalf of the bereaved. The funeral directors generally handle all the necessary filing for families grieving the loss of a loved one. This is their purpose: to help those in need during a difficult time of their lives. Funeral directors are there for support as much as they are there to provide the necessary services needed following the death of a loved one.
Once the initial death notification is sent, it is important for families to then make the effort and call themselves as soon as they can, in order to obtain and provide additional necessary information. Families must consult Social Security to see if any benefits need to be returned, or if the surviving family members qualify for Survivor Benefits.
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