Social Security Administration
Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance
Miscellaneous Program Service Center
600 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661-2474
Claim Number: 123-00-6789A
To the Estate of John Doe
103 Main Street
Washington, DC 20019
We are writing to you about John Doe's Social Security check(s) cashed after his death.
What Our Records Show
Our records show that John Doe died on March 12, 1999. Since we were unable to stop
Mr. Doe's Social Security benefit payment(s) until June 2000, we incorrectly made
payment(s) of $7,500. This money was not due Mr. Doe, because no check is due for
the month of death or later months. Treasury regulations require that we collect any
payments incorrectly paid.
The Department of Treasury can only recover the money for the check(s) dated July
l999 through June 2000 from the financial institution that cashed them. The financial
institution may contact you about the check(s).
Enclosed you will find photocopies of the check(s) dated April 1999 through June 1999.
The person who endorsed the enclosed check(s) or cashed the check(s) owes us $1,500.
What You Need To Do
If you endorsed the check(s) or cashed the check(s), you should repay the money. You
can contact any Social Security office about how you will pay us back. If you did
not endorse or cash the check(s), but have information about the person who did, please
get in touch with us right away.
The law allows us to refer cases to the Office of the Inspector General or the United
States Secret Service for possible prosecution of Social Security checks cashed after
the death of the beneficiary.
If You Have Any Questions
If you have any questions, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213, or call your local Social
Security office at XXX-XXXX. We can answer most questions over the phone. You may
also write or visit any Social Security office. The office that serves your area is:
611 E 6th
Baltimore, MD 21200
If you do call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. It will help
us answer your questions. If you plan to visit an office, you may want to call ahead
to make an appointment. This will help us serve you more quickly when you arrive at
Assistant Regional Commissioner
Processing Center Operations
Copy of Endorsed Check(s)