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Death and social secty

Brother just died.  Understand soc scty for month must be paid back.  SS was his only income. Lived in care center. Has $20 in account. Has no valuables litterally just clothes off his back. No retirement 401 ira etc. No car home.  Not married.  Body sent to science.  

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Hi @SusanLouiseH :  Please accept my condolences on your brother's passing.   If there are any questions we can assist with or if you just want to reach out to talk, feel free to post again.  With empathy, Amanda 

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I'm sorry for your loss. You'll find helpful information on navigating Social Security when a loved one dies in our Social Security Resource Center at https://aarp.info/2VHWviR. These two Q&A articles provide guidance for your situation: https://aarp.info/2Jxhgfn and https://aarp.info/2JwmYxR

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