Heres something Ive been wondering about for quite some time.A person puts money into social security for retirement.Say when this person dies they will get a 255 dollar death benefit.Wooo Hoooo. Say if this person has 50,000 dollars in this fund,and I would think it would go to their remaining family.Does it? I mean 255 dollars to be buried is ludricus these days.But heck the dead guy aint gonna care right. So what happens if this person has no wife or kids,but has brothers an sisters,would the remaining money in their account go to them? Or does the gov get whts left? Just wondering.