Q: My son, who is incarcerated, gave me Durable Power of Attorney to cash stimulus check of $1400, can't get cashed
Citizens bank, where I have an account, will not allow me to cash it or deposit the check even with the Durable Power of Attorney. My son marked on it for banking transactions, retirement benefit transactions and tax matters. I also have his state issued ID. I've been searching for other places to get it cashed.
A: Go to his bank, endorse the check by signing the back of the check "his name by your name, his agent" or "his attorney in fact" and bring the power of attorney with you. The bank should have no problem cashing it unless it is for a large amount, in which case you may need to deposit it first and wait for it to clear.
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