When do benefits stop after a recipient's death? Is it the same month or a month after?
Benefits are paid in arrears. So, it stops the next month.
I read somewhere that there is a further payment to help with funeral expenses, that it's a certain percentage of the deceased's entitlement -- is this true?
Anyone receiving Social Security is entitled to a Lump Sum death benefit of $255. The benefit is paid only if there is a surviving spouse or surviving children under the age of 18.