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Social security benefits that will be paid on 3/3 are for the month of February.
To be eligible for a Social Security benefit, a person must be alive for the whole month for which a benefit is paid.
If the person was not alive on the last day of February - the estate or beneficiaries should return that payment.
Here is an example provided by the SSA
Lisa Beneficiary, a widow, received benefits in Cycle 1. She died February 29, 2008. The March 3, 2008, payment for February 2008 was not due.
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