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The answer to this question depends on whether or not your Chapter 13 plan was CONFIRMED.
If the chapter 13 Plan was NOT confirmed prior to dismissal, any money held by the trustee, less the trustee's fees, attorney fees and/or adequate protection payments, will be returned to the debtor.
If the chapter 13 Plan WAS confirmed prior to the dismissal, any money received by the trustee prior to the entry of the Order of Dismissal will be disbursed to creditors pursuant to the Order Confirming Plan.
If the money was paid out according to the terms of the confirmed plan, then there's nothing you can do about it.
It doesn't matter if you asked the trustee not to pay the money. Once the trustee receives the cash, he/she must pay the money out per the terms of the plan.