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Anonymous
if my dad passed away a month ago
by Anonymous
January 10, 2013 at 4:26 PM
And one his social security checks came one week ago. Will I be able to cash that once I get a death certifacate thanks

Replies

  • FooLynRoo
    January 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    LOL no.

  • Not_A_Native
    January 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    No, you will not.  If you attempt to, it's a federal crime, literally.  It must be returned.

  • thetrollcat
    January 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Im sorry but if a check is written in a person's name and that name is NOT yours, then it is only common sense to know you cannot cash that check. If the check is government check then most would know it is not wise to cash a government check not addressed to you.

    SSI is not an estate fund btw

    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but is the check in YOUR name? What makes you think government owes YOU that check>?

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Yeah sorry this is the first I had a parent pass. I am learning as I go. Which is why I asked.


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    wow really, you really think you can do that?



    She never said the gov't owed her the money.

    It's an honest question because it's perfectly reasonable to think the gov't owed her father money and that it's now part of the estate.  For example, if he filed his taxes in early Feb, died in late Feb and the return comes in March, if would be perfectly legal to cash it and deposit it into the estate'saccount.   If you don't know anything about social security (I don't), how would she know whether they pay proactively (Feb 1st check for Feb) or retroactively (March 1st check for Feb)?  If it's the latter, there's an argument that the estate is entitled to it (or at least an amount through the date in Feb that he died).

    sometimes cat's funny.  this time she was a bitch.


  • Zanny
    by Zanny
    January 10, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Seriously, I can not believe some people

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    January 10, 2013 at 5:15 PM


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but if a check is written in a person's name and that name is NOT yours, then it is only common sense to know you cannot cash that check. If the check is government check then most would know it is not wise to cash a government check not addressed to you.

    SSI is not an estate fund btw

    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but is the check in YOUR name? What makes you think government owes YOU that check>?

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Yeah sorry this is the first I had a parent pass. I am learning as I go. Which is why I asked.


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    wow really, you really think you can do that?



    She never said the gov't owed her the money.

    It's an honest question because it's perfectly reasonable to think the gov't owed her father money and that it's now part of the estate.  For example, if he filed his taxes in early Feb, died in late Feb and the return comes in March, if would be perfectly legal to cash it and deposit it into the estate'saccount.   If you don't know anything about social security (I don't), how would she know whether they pay proactively (Feb 1st check for Feb) or retroactively (March 1st check for Feb)?  If it's the latter, there's an argument that the estate is entitled to it (or at least an amount through the date in Feb that he died).

    sometimes cat's funny.  this time she was a bitch.


    That's absolutely not true.  Executors/executrixs (sp?) of estates cash checks written in the name of the deceased all the time.  And the whole point of the post was that she DIDN"T know, so how the hell was she to know it's not an "estate" thing.  People pay into SS just like they pay taxes.  She doesn't know what the gov't might "owe" the estate.

  • thetrollcat
    January 10, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    lol at government owing people as an estate

    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but if a check is written in a person's name and that name is NOT yours, then it is only common sense to know you cannot cash that check. If the check is government check then most would know it is not wise to cash a government check not addressed to you.

    SSI is not an estate fund btw

    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but is the check in YOUR name? What makes you think government owes YOU that check>?

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Yeah sorry this is the first I had a parent pass. I am learning as I go. Which is why I asked.


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    wow really, you really think you can do that?



    She never said the gov't owed her the money.

    It's an honest question because it's perfectly reasonable to think the gov't owed her father money and that it's now part of the estate.  For example, if he filed his taxes in early Feb, died in late Feb and the return comes in March, if would be perfectly legal to cash it and deposit it into the estate'saccount.   If you don't know anything about social security (I don't), how would she know whether they pay proactively (Feb 1st check for Feb) or retroactively (March 1st check for Feb)?  If it's the latter, there's an argument that the estate is entitled to it (or at least an amount through the date in Feb that he died).

    sometimes cat's funny.  this time she was a bitch.


    That's absolutely not true.  Executors/executrixs (sp?) of estates cash checks written in the name of the deceased all the time.  And the whole point of the post was that she DIDN"T know, so how the hell was she to know it's not an "estate" thing.  People pay into SS just like they pay taxes.  She doesn't know what the gov't might "owe" the estate.


  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    January 10, 2013 at 5:19 PM
    Now I'm confused...my father passed in 2001,May of 2001 and my mother was able to keep his last SS check and she received like a death benefit check from SS as well. Has something changed since then? (Probably huh?)
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    January 10, 2013 at 5:20 PM


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    lol at government owing people as an estate

    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but if a check is written in a person's name and that name is NOT yours, then it is only common sense to know you cannot cash that check. If the check is government check then most would know it is not wise to cash a government check not addressed to you.

    SSI is not an estate fund btw

    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but is the check in YOUR name? What makes you think government owes YOU that check>?

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Yeah sorry this is the first I had a parent pass. I am learning as I go. Which is why I asked.


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    wow really, you really think you can do that?



    She never said the gov't owed her the money.

    It's an honest question because it's perfectly reasonable to think the gov't owed her father money and that it's now part of the estate.  For example, if he filed his taxes in early Feb, died in late Feb and the return comes in March, if would be perfectly legal to cash it and deposit it into the estate'saccount.   If you don't know anything about social security (I don't), how would she know whether they pay proactively (Feb 1st check for Feb) or retroactively (March 1st check for Feb)?  If it's the latter, there's an argument that the estate is entitled to it (or at least an amount through the date in Feb that he died).

    sometimes cat's funny.  this time she was a bitch.


    That's absolutely not true.  Executors/executrixs (sp?) of estates cash checks written in the name of the deceased all the time.  And the whole point of the post was that she DIDN"T know, so how the hell was she to know it's not an "estate" thing.  People pay into SS just like they pay taxes.  She doesn't know what the gov't might "owe" the estate.


    wow. you know nothing about estates, do you?

  • thetrollcat
    January 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM


    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    lol at government owing people as an estate

    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but if a check is written in a person's name and that name is NOT yours, then it is only common sense to know you cannot cash that check. If the check is government check then most would know it is not wise to cash a government check not addressed to you.

    SSI is not an estate fund btw

    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but is the check in YOUR name? What makes you think government owes YOU that check>?

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Yeah sorry this is the first I had a parent pass. I am learning as I go. Which is why I asked.


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    wow really, you really think you can do that?



    She never said the gov't owed her the money.

    It's an honest question because it's perfectly reasonable to think the gov't owed her father money and that it's now part of the estate.  For example, if he filed his taxes in early Feb, died in late Feb and the return comes in March, if would be perfectly legal to cash it and deposit it into the estate'saccount.   If you don't know anything about social security (I don't), how would she know whether they pay proactively (Feb 1st check for Feb) or retroactively (March 1st check for Feb)?  If it's the latter, there's an argument that the estate is entitled to it (or at least an amount through the date in Feb that he died).

    sometimes cat's funny.  this time she was a bitch.


    That's absolutely not true.  Executors/executrixs (sp?) of estates cash checks written in the name of the deceased all the time.  And the whole point of the post was that she DIDN"T know, so how the hell was she to know it's not an "estate" thing.  People pay into SS just like they pay taxes.  She doesn't know what the gov't might "owe" the estate.


    wow. you know nothing about estates, do you?

    oh sure, government owes people once they are old LOL

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    January 10, 2013 at 5:33 PM


    Quoting thetrollcat:


    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    Quoting thetrollcat:

    lol at government owing people as an estate

    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but if a check is written in a person's name and that name is NOT yours, then it is only common sense to know you cannot cash that check. If the check is government check then most would know it is not wise to cash a government check not addressed to you.

    SSI is not an estate fund btw

    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    Quoting thetrollcat:

    Im sorry but is the check in YOUR name? What makes you think government owes YOU that check>?

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Yeah sorry this is the first I had a parent pass. I am learning as I go. Which is why I asked.


    Quoting thetrollcat:

    wow really, you really think you can do that?



    She never said the gov't owed her the money.

    It's an honest question because it's perfectly reasonable to think the gov't owed her father money and that it's now part of the estate.  For example, if he filed his taxes in early Feb, died in late Feb and the return comes in March, if would be perfectly legal to cash it and deposit it into the estate'saccount.   If you don't know anything about social security (I don't), how would she know whether they pay proactively (Feb 1st check for Feb) or retroactively (March 1st check for Feb)?  If it's the latter, there's an argument that the estate is entitled to it (or at least an amount through the date in Feb that he died).

    sometimes cat's funny.  this time she was a bitch.


    That's absolutely not true.  Executors/executrixs (sp?) of estates cash checks written in the name of the deceased all the time.  And the whole point of the post was that she DIDN"T know, so how the hell was she to know it's not an "estate" thing.  People pay into SS just like they pay taxes.  She doesn't know what the gov't might "owe" the estate.


    wow. you know nothing about estates, do you?

    oh sure, government owes people once they are old LOL

    you are idiot. he's not old.  he's dead.  and you're damn right it owes the estate if he was entitled to tax refund.  not knowing anything about SS, maybe she thought it was the same thing.  I'm done.

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