Losing Spouse/Parent

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Question: My wife was sick with cancer fir 2 years and filed for ssi disability before she passed. She passed in September then received pay our account in October the months was sick. They went back and took the money out of our account after her death. Is thid legal for them to do? How can I get that money back since it was owed to her before she passed?

Answer: Assuming you are legally entitled to handle your late wife’s bank account, ask the bank for all available details related to the SSA’s actions. It can be very difficult to try to resolve problems with the SSA without legal assistance. Therefore, with the banking information in hand, seek legal assistance from the attorney who helped your late wife obtain her SSI/SSDI benefits. If she had none, to find out how the law applies to your specific situation, you may want to consult with an attorney directly.

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  • My wife was sick with cancer fir 2 years and filed for ssi disability before she passed. She passed in September then received pay our account in October the months was sick. They went back and took the money out of our account after her death. Is thid legal for them to do? How can I get that money back since it was owed to her before she passed?

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