Dallas, NC asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina

Q: Can I take my dad's SSI payment out of the bank the deposit was on May 31rst 2019 and he passed away on June 13th 2019

I am his administration person through the clerk of courts because he had no will

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2 Lawyer Answers

Amanda Bowden Houser

Answered
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If he was entitled to the payment at the time it was deposited and you have authority to make the withdraw then - yes.

Sara W. Harrington

Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: As the administrator of your dad's estate, you should open an estate account to deposit the SSI check and any other funds owned by your father. From the estate account, you will distribute funds to heirs, pay court fees and pay the bills of the estate.

Angela L. Haas agrees with this answer

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