Q: My dad was affected and awarded compensation in brush wellman/beryllium lawsuit he said after his death I get settlement
I wanted to know how to go about this finding out if that is true and what needs to be done on my behalf to make sure I am eligible and if I need to file anything in order to finalize and or make sure I’m not unknowingly not taking action needed for my survivors benefits compensation?
A: It sounds like your issue is related to a personal injury or perhaps a class action matter. If it was then you should try reaching out to the attorney who represented your dad (or the lawyer representing the class) to determine what you need to show to establish your interest in the settlement. I suspect you will need a death certificate and proof that you are the beneficiary of your dad's estate (such as the will). If you mother is still living she will be presumed to have an interest and/or any siblings as well. You may also need the assistance of a probate attorney. Good luck!
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