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My father died Jan 12th and no social security payment was posted to his bank account in Jan.& directly deposited on Feb. 4th. Does that money belong to his estate or will the dept. of social security take it back? Is social security paid in arrears?

marked as duplicate by Brythan, JoeTaxpayer united-states Feb 5 '17 at 20:53

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    Was he married at the time of death? Does he have children? If so how many? Social Security has a lot of rules and regulations, you can read more about them here: ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10008.pdf – Michael Feb 4 '17 at 21:36