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Rick Martin, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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My sister has power of attorney for my mother but takes my

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My sister has power of attorney for my mother but takes my mother's social security check and pays her own bills with it. What can be done if I suspect misuse?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

Hi, this is Rick. I'm happy to answer to your question.

Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

I'm a CPA with 25 years experience.

Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

There are two things you can do. The first is to confront your sister and tell her about your concerns and see what she has to say. It may be that she has a financial arrangement with you mother that you are not aware of. The second thing you can do is discuss your concerns with your mother. Finally, you can report the matter to the SSA at this link: https://oig.ssa.gov/report

Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for this opportunity to answer your question. Please give me a good rating if you are happy with my service. I strive to maintain my 5 star rating. I will respond to any follow on questions you may have. -Rick

Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

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