Q: I was receiving social security death benefits from my moms passing when I was 15 till I was 19 and 2 months.
I was receiving social security death benefits from my moms passing when I was 15 till I was 19 and 2 months old cause I was still in school. But I was the payee from 18 until 19 and 2 months old. I didn’t live under my aunts roof and her and my uncle were taking my checks to their bank where I didn’t even have an account, forging my signature, and cashing them for themselves. Could I sue the bank and my aunt and uncle for doing this or just my aunt and uncle?
A: In addition to suing the one who forged your name, you can also press criminal charges against him/her for forgery. You should notify Social Security also and report the fraud. They may help you recover your benefits that were stolen.
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