When someone receiving Social Security in the US dies, I have heard that there are some cases where the estate must return the last payment made by Social Security.
It makes total sense to me that if someone dies on the 25th and gets a Social Security payment on the 26th that the payment needs to be returned.
But I have also heard that if someone receives a Social Security payment on the 26th and dies on the 27th they may also have to return it.
In what cases does Social Security money need to be returned at death by the estate? What if the estate is bankrupt?