Are you or your loved ones receiving Social Security benefits? If so, you may wonder what happens to those benefits when the beneficiary dies.
What happens when a Social Security beneficiary dies without payment?
Social Security benefits are paid a month behind. For example, benefits due for the month of August are paid in September, those for September are paid in October, and so on. If the beneficiary was to die any time between the first of the month and their normally scheduled payment date, then their loved ones or legal representative of their estate may come forward and claim the benefit.… Read the rest