Submit the completed form to your local social security office. If you have any questions, you can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. .m to 7 p.m.m to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 a.m .m.m p.m. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call our TTY number 1-800-325-0778. Please complete this form to help us decide who should receive payment due. A refund of the health insurance premium may be granted to the person or organization that paid the beneficiary`s premiums. If the beneficiary has paid the premiums, refunds can be granted to a family member or the legal representative of the estate in the following order: SSA-1724 | Entitlement to sums due in the case of a deceased beneficiary But if a beneficiary dies before receiving a payment already due, social security may make this payment to a family member or a legal representative of the estate. The beneficiary is determined in the following order – if no one meets the first criterion, the payment goes to the second and so on: a social security payment due to a deceased beneficiary can be paid to a family member or legal representative of the estate in the following order: Social security payments apply to the benefit of the previous month and are paid only, if the recipient is alive all month. For example, if a beneficiary dies in February 2022, Social Security can make the January payment to a relative or estate, but there will be no payment for February, even if the beneficiary died on the last day of the month.
Not in the long term – you can`t let a deceased person`s pension benefits trickle down to an estate. A deceased beneficiary may have been entitled to a Social Security payment and/or Reimbursement of the Medicare premium before or at the time of death. To request payment from a deceased beneficiary, download Form SSA-1724 (pdf) as soon as possible after the death, complete it, and send it to your local Social Security office. .