Social Security Death Benefits
In case a person has passed away, a petition for Social Security death benefits can be filed by the survivors to the Social Security Administration in order to determine their eligibility for the claim. If they be able to meet the requirements, they will be given financial assistance in a manner of lump sum death benefit. More so, the surviving spouse who was proven to be living with the benefit recipient at the same time of his or her death may be given a one-time reimbursement of two hundred and fifty five dollars. However, in the spouse's absence, the children of the departed are entitled for a monthly financial support which they can use to sustain their living.
In this endeavor of filing Social Security death benefits, the departed beneficiary's family should proceed to the nearest Social Security office to inform them about the death of their loved one or they may just call on the Social Security Administration's attention through phone (1-800-772-1213). Also, if the monthly benefits of the Social Security recipient are directly deposited in the bank, the survivors should immediately ask the bank to return the cash funds, which they received prior to the month of death, to the SSA in the shortest possible time. Furthermore, if the benefits are paid through checks, the surviving family should also return the checks to the SSA.
These are just some points to remember in filing Social Security death benefits but its actual procedures may be difficult to deal with. The complexities of the process may deter the survivors from pursuing the claim. In this sense, our highly responsive social security attorneys' services can be of great help. Their wide range of know-how regarding the Social Security laws and their notable skills in going through the complicated claim procedures will ensure favorable results in their clients' cases. Much more, their persistent attitude in performing their tasks enables them to utilize all other legally accepted techniques to deal with the obstacles that might occur in the case process.
For all other concerns about Social Security death benefits, feel free to call us and our reliable attorneys will impart you their legal advice.
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