How to Get Immediate Access to Earned Wages

As a related issue, the surviving spouse and children can also directly receive payment of up to $6,000 in wages from a deceased’s employer after death. In order to receive such payment, an affidavit must be provided to the employer stating the name, address, date, and place of death of the deceased employee, the relationship of the person requesting payment to said employee, the name and address of the surviving spouse, or children, if any, of said deceased employee and such other information as the employer may require. The law allowing this procedure is found at Louisiana Revised Statute 9:1515.

Getting Help With the Succession Process

Although the law makes provisions to allow for immediate access to funds needed for final expenses, a succession will be required to distribute the rest of the estate. Scott | Vicknair Law, Estate & Probate Division helps hundreds of Louisiana families each year with this process. Contact us today to learn how we can help you settle the estate of your loved one.