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Getting Organized After a Loved One Passes:

Part I – Finances
It is a difficult time when a loved one passes. Yet organization is key. Settling the estate of a lost loved one can be a time-consuming and complicated task. This article will give you some tips on how to get organized to make all processes run smoother.
Getting organized after a loved one passes:
Part II – Personal Belongings
There is one process that remains the most emotional of all. There may be a house full of items belonging to the deceased. Eventually, the home has to be emptied. This can be a painstaking process because the removal of each item can bring back a memory.
Social Security Can Help You When a Family
Member Dies
Some of the deceased’s family members may be able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security to qualify for benefits.
Report a Death to the Social Security Administration
Explains the steps to report a death to the Social Security Administration.
Qualify and Apply for Social Security Benefits
When a person has worked and paid Social Security dies, certain members of the family may be eligible for survivors benefits.
Benefits for Children Under Social Security
When a parent dies, Social Security benefits help provide the necessities of life for family members and help to make it possible for those children to complete high school.
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