What Happens to Your Social Security When You Die?

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 Surviving family may be eligible for benefits of varying amounts, depending on their relationship to you and the circumstances. Here’s how it works. PeopleImages.com – Yuri A / Shutterstock.com

Navigating the loss of a loved one is never easy, emotionally or bureaucratically. And it makes receiving Social Security, a complicated subject to begin with, that much worse. Widows, widowers and dependents may rely on Social Security to bridge the gap in income lost through the death of their loved one. And it can certainly make a big difference — as the Social Security Administration says…



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