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She receives ssi and retirement. She passed but had no burial money. How many months can we receive her checks to pay for the burial. Or will they cut her off.

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My dad died on a Saturday night. I called SSA on Monday morning to inform them of my dad's death to make sure his SS wasn't deposited anymore and the SSA already knew my dad had died! Less than 48 hours after he died, over a weekend!!

The government can be very efficient if it wants to be.
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You don't get to keep someone's SSI and retirement after they've died to save up for a funeral. That's called FRAUD. I assume granny is not sitting upstairs in a rocker gathering cobwebs, so what was the plan what when she passed? What did you tell the mortuary? If someone signed the paperwork to pay for services that person had better expect to pony up, pronto. If however, granny is still resting in the refrigerated drawer at the coroner's office, you can just not claim her and eventually the state or county will likely cremate or bury her at the public's expense. Really.
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I'm confused. Is your GM alive or dead? In the title of your post you ask about "when granny dies" but also state in the post that "she passed".

In 2002 when my mother died, we received SS only up through the month of her death. After that no SS was paid. I haven't researched this issue recently but it was my understanding then that if the SS checks continued and were cashed (or direct deposited and used) that SS would have the right to reclaim the funds.

Retirement checks would depend on the source, i.e., whether public or private. E.g., when my sister retired she drew retirement from the state as she had worked for a state psychiatric hospital. She had the option to take the full allocation on a monthly basis while she was alive or take a partial benefit and allocate the balance to her heirs after her death.

If your grandmother died and had no funds for burial, how was she buried and who paid for the burial?
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You must report her death to SSA immediately and to retirement company and the checks will stop immediately. If you have no money for a funeral, then you let the state cremate the body and put it in a pauper's row. SS does not fund a funeral.
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