What is Social Security’s ‘Claw Back Rule?’


Social Security has many specific rules and policies that are based around unique circumstances.

One such example is the Claw Back Rule. Social Security benefits are paid in the month following the one they’re earned. If a beneficiary passes away or otherwise becomes ineligible for benefits, even with only a day left in the month, that month’s entire benefit is canceled.

This can be withdrawn from an account, sometimes even after the money has been received and spent, creating a potential overdraft charge that the account owner will be responsible for.

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