Social Security and Death: What Happens Next? - CNBC & AMAC
When someone receiving Social Security benefits passes away, most people know that monthly benefits must soon stop. But when? Who notifies who? You may wonder how the government knows to stop sending that monthly money. What if there is a surviving spouse or dependent who relied on that income? Can some sort of payment can continue? Sarah O’Brien of CNBC answers those questions and takes readers through the myriad of Social Security rules on death. The bottom line is that the decedent’s benefits stop at death. In most cases, funeral homes notify the government via an available form. Read full piece here.