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can that last check be used by survivors to settle estate debt?

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No - the SS payment is not allowed to be used for any purpose after the person passes away. Social Security pays a month behind. For example, if someone lives the entire month of October, they will receive their payment Nov. 1st. The thing is - they must live the ENTIRE month - passing away, even on the 29th will cause SS to not pay - if they are notified in time - or take back the money if it has already been paid. There is a SS death benefit that is paid to some surviving spouses but it's a nominal amount and is not automatic- it must be applied for.
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