110 thoughts on “You and Social Security, Together for a Lifetime

  1. When you receive your benefit in August it is for the month of July so please tell me why social security takes back the August benefit from your checking account? Your family/wife will need it to pay the current bill.

    • Hi, Robin. In some instances, the financial institution will automatically return payments upon notification of the beneficiary’s death, but you are right, Social Security benefits are paid the month after they are due. We may pay amounts due a deceased beneficiary to a family member or legal representative of the estate. For more information and to file a claim for the amounts due in the case of a deceased beneficiary, please visit here. lease take or send the completed form to your local Social Security office. If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. We hope this information is more helpful!

  2. Today is Nov. 6, 2019. I have not received form SSA-7162 this year. What can I do? I currently reside outside the USA

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