Pub. Date: Feb 2011
If you are an executor or a legal personal representative of an estate of someone who has passed away, you must notify the Social Security Administration of the death as soon as possible. As well as providing notice of the death, you are also obliged to return any social security payments issued by the Social Security Administration issued during and after the month in which the deceased passed away.
This form allows executors and legal personal representatives to notify the Social Security Administration of the death of the deceased and to return any benefit payments received by the deceased after his/her death.
It should also ensure that any correspondence from the Social Security Administration will be properly addressed to the executor going forward. This, in turn, should ensure that the family of the deceased are not burdened by unwanted correspondence and requests for small amounts of money in an already difficult period.