You’re probably not legally entitled to receive a deceased loved one's SSI payments, but perhaps have a moral right to something. If there’s money left over after funeral costs and any debts and estate administration or probate costs are paid, you could discuss with other heirs how the payments should be distributed.
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Harry S. Margolis practices elder law, estate, and special needs planning in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of ElderLawAnswers.com and answers consumer questions about estate planning issues here and at AskHarry.info.