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Old 08-09-2022, 11:43 AM   #1
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I'm trying to take care of Alecia's affairs and have a question on her SS. I've been on hold on the phone for over an hour and gave up. Before I make an appointment at the SS office, I need to know what info I need to have. I won't have death certificate for a couple of weeks. Trying to get get survivor benefits. Thanks. All this crap is frustrating as hell.
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Old 08-09-2022, 11:50 AM   #2
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Pretty sure you're wasting your time til you get the death certificate Randy.
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Old 08-09-2022, 11:58 AM   #3
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You gotta have the DC and her social card or number. Obviously your I d as well. Possibly even marriage certificate. My wife has to send a copy of or marriage certificate to renew me on her insurance. So I would take e everything I could get my hands on. And google it as well or go to ssi website to the faq section. You may be able to receive her benefits as well. Gods got this Randy, regardiof how tough it is. Keep looking up brother.
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:00 PM   #4
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You are right to make an appointment if they let you do that. I had to get there and wait to get in, then take a number and wait.
You won't be able to get anything done until you have the death certificate and her SS# proof.
Also, I would request the funeral home to get 5-6 copies of the certificate for you as it seems that anybody and everybody will need one for all transactions. Save you some extra trips to the courthouse.
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:02 PM   #5
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https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/ifyou.html
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:05 PM   #6
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You are right to make an appointment if they let you do that. I had to get there and wait to get in, then take a number and wait.
You won't be able to get anything done until you have the death certificate and her SS# proof.
Also, I would request the funeral home to get 5-6 copies of the certificate for you as it seems that anybody and everybody will need one for all transactions. Save you some extra trips to the courthouse.
Get 10 + copyís of the DC , they seem to be needed by everyone,
Insurance, SS , ect
Itís amazing how much paper work stuff requires
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:10 PM   #7
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I'm no help with ss. But it stinks you have to mess with all this on top of everything else. Good luck wish you the best.
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:35 PM   #8
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Pretty sure you're wasting your time til you get the death certificate Randy.
I've figured that out. Just gonna have to wait.
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You are right to make an appointment if they let you do that. I had to get there and wait to get in, then take a number and wait.
You won't be able to get anything done until you have the death certificate and her SS# proof.
Also, I would request the funeral home to get 5-6 copies of the certificate for you as it seems that anybody and everybody will need one for all transactions. Save you some extra trips to the courthouse.
Getting 10 copies.


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Get 10 + copyís of the DC , they seem to be needed by everyone,
Insurance, SS , ect
Itís amazing how much paper work stuff requires
Yep. This is stupid!


I called the funeral home to see if they report the death to SS and they did. thats a start. I'll wait on the DC to take care of stuff. I called the ompany that Alecia has life insurance with. They told me to call our HR dept at work, they gave me another number to call, talked to them and was told to call another number after Friday. I'm about ready to hurt somebody!
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:37 PM   #9
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You can go ahead & call & cease it to avoid payment after death & having to reimburse. You can verbally relay death date without having certificate at least to stop payment
However they may request you fax death cert once received
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:52 PM   #10
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I hate to even bring this up, but, donít be surprised if you have to reimburse them the last monthís benefits. This happened to my buddy, his wife got her check on the second Wednesday and she passed that following Monday and he had to write them a check for that whole month of benefits.
It ainít right but it IS the gubment.
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Old 08-09-2022, 01:28 PM   #11
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Yes on the reimbursement. I had to do that. And I got 10 copies of D C.
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Old 08-09-2022, 01:29 PM   #12
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When dealing with SS if you have trouble contact your congressman they can get things done in a hurry for you. SS offices are notoriously slow and lazy.
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Old 08-09-2022, 01:44 PM   #13
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I went to the Temple office this morning for a completely different reason. I showed up and there was a long line outside and almost left. In the end I was there only an hour. You probably don’t need an appointment ( I didn’t ) and no one asked about an appointment. What ever documents are listed as required online you better have them in hand when you get there. They almost sent me home. And don’t call because I did that for three days before I just showed up and no one ever answered the phone
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Old 08-09-2022, 02:27 PM   #14
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Sorry for you loss again, as a Texas Funeral Director, you can't do anything without a DC. Always order a couple extra, you might need it for something down the road and you won't have to go thru the trouble of doing it again. Also, by law, they have 10 business days to have it filed.
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Old 08-09-2022, 02:37 PM   #15
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The funeral home handled all that for my step-mom, but I will tell you the whole thing is a big circle jerk. She had just started to draw her SS. I think this was her second check. The dates fell so that they said it needed to be reimbursed. So the executor of her estate sent them a check back. Then they said that her children could claim the check because she was entitled to it.

The executor gave me the paperwork to send in, two weeks ago.
It had to be returned within 5 days. She died last September.
I'm sure they'll tell me tough luck when I send it in.
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Old 08-09-2022, 04:46 PM   #16
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I've figured that out. Just gonna have to wait.

Getting 10 copies.



Yep. This is stupid!


I called the funeral home to see if they report the death to SS and they did. thats a start. I'll wait on the DC to take care of stuff. I called the ompany that Alecia has life insurance with. They told me to call our HR dept at work, they gave me another number to call, talked to them and was told to call another number after Friday. I'm about ready to hurt somebody!
I have sold life insurance for many years. when you reach the insurance company ask for a claim form to be sent to you - you will need the DC of course to be sent back with the form. Once they receive that info they should pay the claim out pretty fast. Also FYI the proceeds are not taxable.

Which insurance company?
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:09 PM   #17
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I’m sorry sir
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Old 08-09-2022, 08:40 PM   #18
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When you talk to ANYONE from social security, be it in person or on the phone, notate EVERYTHING that they tell you.

I had to deal with them a LOT this time last year. A normal phone call would average 1 1/2 hours, with an hour and 15 minutes of being on hold. This happened 3 times a week for 2 months straight before I finally got ahold of someone who knew what they were talking about. I’m sorry you have to deal with this, just be prepared to be told 10 different stories about what forms you need by 10 different people.
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:29 PM   #19
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Saddened you are having to deal with this. Prayers up for you sir.

last time I was in the SS office in Georgetown, the officer at the door said I could not take the pen that was in my shirt pocket in with me. Might be a weapon... Sad how times have emerged...
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:06 AM   #20
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I hate to even bring this up, but, don’t be surprised if you have to reimburse them the last month’s benefits. This happened to my buddy, his wife got her check on the second Wednesday and she passed that following Monday and he had to write them a check for that whole month of benefits.
It ain’t right but it IS the gubment.
Keeping you in my prayers Brother.



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When my Mom passed away on the 31st of January they deducted her January payment from her account, also her Veteran’s Widow pension. If she had passed on the 1st of February they would have not reclaimed her payments.
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:04 AM   #21
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When sending out DC's determine which entities have to have originals and which will take a copy. This will save the number of originals you have to get.
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:15 AM   #22
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Thanks for the replies. Just got off the phone with Teachers Retirement and it went smooth. They are sending me the paperwork needed. Still have list of things to take care of, but I'm knocking them off slowly.
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