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My dad and I have the same name not middle name and an

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Hi my dad and I have the same name not middle name and an insurance policy that I have been receiving a statement on for years turns out they have my SS# ***** address and his birthday and they weren’t sure but its his policy. He is in a VA hosp as a paranoid Pscytzo and has been for many years though he is fine with meds. I filled out the paperwork and the check ($14,000) was sent to me. I took it to him and he said he wants me to have it (hes always said he wanted me to have money that he receives). I was going to put it in an accounts but if he gives it to me is that legal? I had him sign the back of the check to sign it over to me and I also wrote up a document stating that he gave the check to me and he signed it.
I was going to dep the check into my account since he said he wanted me to have it but I want it to be legal.
Advice would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  legalgems replied 9 months ago.

So to be clear, the payout was legitimate, and it legally belongs to the father? Also, does the father have sufficient mental capacity to understand the transaction-ie that by signing the back of the check and the document that he is essentially gifting the money to another person?

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