My mother died unexpectedly a couple of months ago, My brother and I are trying to figure out what to do next. Do I need to contact SS?
Condolences for your loss. Yes, you or your brother need to contact the Social Security Administration if she was receiving benefits. Otherwise, her record will be eventually be updated when the SSA receives a copy of her death certificate.
If you don't they may go after you for money sent after her death.
Sorry for Loss. SS will send you the money she and you are entitled to. Don't wait.
Most funeral homes can advise you on whom you need to contact. Or an attorney can help. Def tell SS if she was receiving benefits.