Social Security Administration
Supplemental Security Income
100 East Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 555-5555
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
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 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) check(s)
cashed after his death. We wrote to you previously about this, but have not heard
What Our Records Show
Our records show that John Doe died on March 12, 1999. Since we were unable to stop
the Supplemental Security Income payment(s) until June 2000, we incorrectly paid $7,500
in payments. This money was not due Mr. Doe, because no check is due after the month
of death or later months. Treasury regulations require repayment of those funds.
The Department of Treasury can only recover the money for the check(s) dated July
1999 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, but have information about the person who did, please
contact the 800 telephone number listed at the top of this page.
If someone cashes a Social Security checks the death of the beneficiary, the law allows
us to refer cases to the Office of the Inspector General or the United States Secret
Service for possible prosecution.
If You Have Any Questions
If you have any questions, you should call, write or visit any Social Security office.
If you call or visit our office, please have this letter with you and ask for Sallie
Claims rep. The telephone number is at the top of page 1. We can answer most questions
over the phone.
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.
Field Office Manager
Copy of Endorsed Check(s)