Month: August 2010

What To Do When A Social Security Beneficiary Dies

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS: WHAT TO DO WHEN A BENEFICIARY DIES In June of 2010, 7,837,400 people in America were receiving social security benefits. This is 200,000 more people receiving these benefits than the same month a year earlier. With the number of individuals receiving social security benefits increasing at this rate, it is inevitable that you will know someone or be the family member of someone who is receiving these benefits. When someone you know or someone you are related to dies while they are receiving social security benefits, there are a few things that you should know to do. A family member or other person responsible for the beneficiary's affairs should do the following:

  1. Promptly notify the Social Security Administration of the beneficiary's death by calling SSA toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. It will be helpful if you already have information such as the decedent's social security number, date of death, and possibly a copy of their death certificate.

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2nd Deck Accident in a Month at Hoover Apt. Complex

A second story deck collapsed this past Saturday at the Waterford Landing apartment complex in Hoover, Al. Four people suffered minor injuries as a result of the deck's failure. This is the second time in a month a deck has collapsed at this apartment complex. On July 4th a deck collapsed at this same complex tragically killing one person and injuring 6 others. For more information on this previous accident see the Alabama Injury Attorney Blog article: Deck Collapses in Hoover, AL Apt Complex Killing One & Injuring 6 Others. Authorities have yet to determine if this second collapse is linked to the same problem that caused the first deck to collapse. For now, the Hoover Fire Department has recommend that all residents at Waterford Landing stay off their decks.

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