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How can I help someone apply for survivor benefits?

How can I help someone apply for survivor benefits? in topic Application Process

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Here is some more information about Survivor’s benefits: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/ifyou.html

There is helpful information about who might be eligible to receive benefits.

They’ll need to call SSA to apply for survivor’s benefits, as it can’t be done online. We don’t have a guide, but it is straightforward (reporting the death to SSA via the funeral home is most common). SSA can look up whether the individual is eligible to receive benefits.