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The banks and and Social Security Administration will not deal with the child if there is no Court Order giving him permission to act on behalf of her father's estate. So, the child needs to file for Administration/Probate of the Estate with the local Courthouse--use the procedure for filing for a Small Estate to be appointed the Administrator of the Estate so that he can use that Order to deal with third parties like the banks and Social Security Administration.
He can obtain probate/administration of estate forms at the Courthouse in the Clerk's office.