Hayward, CA asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California

Q: Can I take someone to court for ssi fraud?

I have had primary custody of my child since 2014, the child was living with me since 2013 and has specials needs. His mother has 0 contact besides an occasional phone call. 2016 she filed SSI and collected income for the child threw SSA. She collected several thousands of dollars none of it went to the child. How can I pursue prosecution? I have the documents showing her stating she was the child's primary guardian when I have had the child living with me permanently. And income disbursements from SSA to her.

2 Lawyer Answers
David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr
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  • Ventura, CA
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A: Call social security

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

however, it looks like social security would present the case.

now you might have a civil action against your ex for the money she received illegally......................maybe small claims where you can sue for up to $10k

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