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Someone has to pay for the funeral and that person will get a death certificate to show Social Security. That person also takes the parent's S.S. Card with them. Then, Social Security will give them a check. It will be a lump sum payment and might only be a few hundred dollars. If the wife or husband is still alive they get the money otherwise the child who goes to the S.S. gets it.
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