Q: COVID19 stimulus check made to both me and spouse arrived, he died 3 months ago,how/can I cash this check?
Ss admin was notified, his bank account closed out, no 2019 taxes filed yet, and no probate case opened at this time. This check is similar to tax refund checks I fear and require all parties endorse. Help!
A: May likely require filing a case with the local county probate court where you live. There are several ways this can be done, perhaps even a "small estate", among other ways. In any event, you likely need some sort of authority to sign on his behalf, and probate courts is where you can get that authority. You are welcome to contact me for a more in depth discussion.
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