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Social Security Underpayments

Can I Use The Payment That My Deceased Mother Was Due To Pay Her Bills?

My mother that I lived with died the day before her direct deposit was made for social security. I have atm card and could I use those benifits for the day before she died to use to pay bills for that month??

Hi. I'm sorry for your loss. Assuming that your mother was receiving Social Security benefits, then it sounds like she was probably eligible for the benefit that was due to arrive the day after she died. However, even if she was due that payment, you can't use those benefits without going through the process of applying for an underpayment.

Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 12:58

When Will Social Security Pay A Deceased Person's Last Payment?

Why is social security entitled to put funds for nov when person dies in dec. since s/s pays the in dec for nov When will they release funds.

Hi. I'm not sure that I fully understand your question. If a person dies in December, then their benefit payment for November would be payable. But, if the person dies prior to their scheduled payment date, then Social Security must first determine who is entitled to receive the underpayment.

Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 11:32

How Can I Get Back The Money That Was Owed To My Deceased Mother?

My mother died in August of 2020 - Social Security used the wrong death date, stopped her last payment (for July 2020) and then 6 months later stole an an additional 2 months payments out of our joint account. I can't find any information on what to do when SS OWES us money. I have been dealing with this for a year and a half.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 08:10

Am I Eligible For The Social Security Benefits That My Deceased Wife Was Owed?

My wife died in 2002 she was sick 4 yrs before she died. She applied for ss but was denied first time then just before she died she was approved. Then after she died ss notified me ss owed her 7000.00 dollars. At the time I didn't need the money so I never followed up on it. Now that I'm older and with health problem I could use the money. Am I eligible for it now after so many yrs?

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 10:16

How Can My Deceased Boyfriend's Last Benefit Payment Be Resolved?

Hi Larry
My boyfriend, no legal arrangement was made, recently died. He did leave a will with a common friend. He died January 12. Social Security pays by direct deposit the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The bank returned that payment. My understanding from the website is that his estate was entitled to that check as payment in January is for December. His estate would not be entitled to anything after January.
How is this resolved?
Thank you Karen

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:50

What Am I Obligated To Pay Back?

I have lived as a caregiver for my mom fir the past 8 years and in the last couple took care of her bills as POA. Mom’s social security check was deposited on the third and her bills paid from it. Mom passed on the sixth this month and social security pulled back her direct deposit on the 15th putting her account overdrawn by the social security amount. What am I obligated to pay back?


I'm sorry for your loss.

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 08:21
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