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How to Collect Social Security Survivor Benefits after Wrongful Death

Posted by attorney Edward Lake

It's devastating for a family to suddenly lose a loved one. Learning a sudden death is attributable to another's negligence can make it especially painful. There could be compensation recoverable through a wrongful death claim or Social Security survivor benefits.

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Keep in mind that along with these payments, families may also take legal action when a loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence. For more information on Social Security benefits for a deceased family member, visit the SSA's website http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/survivors.htm

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