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My sister passed away the 17th of this month and her check went in her bank at midnight last night my other sister and I took care of her for three months before she had lung cancer the only income she had was so and barely enough ins to take care of funeral arrangements can we use her check to pay her bills

Accountant's Assistant: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

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Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Barrister, Attorney replied 11 months ago
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According the Social Security, if a person receiving Social Security benefits dies they can’t pay benefits for the month of death. That means if the person died in September, the check received in October (which is payment for Sept) must be returned.

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So the check that was just deposited is for August's payment, so yes, you can use it to pay for any final expenses.

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