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SS is nuts, they do whatever they can to avoid doing work. SS should actually be considering offering you a new SSN based on the identity theft of your SSN and use of the SSN in the frauds. You need to notify the credit bureaus of the identity theft as well so that they note it on your credit report
to alert all creditors to double check any new account applications. If you have lost this money from theft it is a deduction on your income taxes. Unfortunately, this is the common run around people get in identity theft cases. SSA is responsible for handling the theft of your SSN and changing the number and also they should be assisting you in recovering your money that is in the accounts since it is really a SS fraud case for them taking your money.
Sadly, in these cases because SSA can be so lazy and uncooperative, they can force you to get a consumer protection law attorney to file an administrative appeal to SSA to force them to recover the money for you and to issue the new SSN to you because of the theft and also to sue the banks to recover the money in those accounts.
I am afraid that your legal recourses are now limited because of SSA laziness and you are going to have to take the banks to court and SSA to an administrative hearing if they will not work with you.
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