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Old 02-01-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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My dad passed away October 6. Mom has still not had her Social Security monthly payment adjusted to reflect dad's higher amount. When I called the local SS office they indicated it was in the works and in the meantime sent Mom a check for $750 to help her out until things were finalized.

Is it time for a follow-up call to local SS office, or should I give it another couple of months?
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:37 PM   #2
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She should have received a letter explaining how the $750.00 check was derived. Was this for the $255.00 lump sum death benefit and $165.00 extra per month that she was due for Oct, Nov and Dec? If not, then I would definitely not wait another couple of months. The claim should have been processed by now.
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Our local Social Security office is very efficient. They go through all the obituaries every day--marking their records for the deceased. But they also like to receive copies of death certificates before changing benefit amounts--up or down.

If I have any questions, I just run by. Our office quickly gets to the bottom of any problem.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:31 AM   #4
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Recommend you take the time to go to a SS office. They can research the problem and correct it.
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