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Social Security and deceased customers

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How long does it take for Social Security to act after a Social Security beneficiary dies?

Federal law requires that funeral homes and other “required reporters” notify the Social Security Administration very quickly after they learn of a death. Unless there is a failure to report or other problem with the information stream, it’s not unusual for SSA to act within two weeks.


Learn more about John Burnett’s When a Customer Dies webinar.

First published on 09/05/2021

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