I am NOT going to any probate court to apply (pro se) or fight over SSA benefits, PERIOD! It's just not going to happen! Most Probate Courts
are veritable dens (fraternity) of conniving parasitic cockroaches, (untouchables) programmed and licensed (drooling & waiting) to steal, especially if the court finds out an estate is ('flagged') in the millions of dollars!!!!!
However, AS TRUSTEE, I know, that I am legally obligated to manage ONLY the benefits and assets (terms & stipulations) that are SPECIFICALLY LISTED in the notarized Living Trust documents! That is the legal DOMAIN of my responsibility to the trust settlers!!
If the settler(s) have benefits or assets that are OUTSIDE the Living Trust (e.g., SSA benefits), then it is NOT my legal responsibility to manage, or to try to fight for them!!! If the settlers and their estate planning attorney FAILED (apparently) to arrange for an executor / conservator to manage their SSA benefits / assets in advance, the surviving wife is pure out of luck and will lose (rightfully) her SSA survivor benefits! And IT'S NOT MY FAULT OR ERROR!!! WHY? Living Trusts . . . CAVEAT EMPTOR!!What I am at fault with is thinking (stupidly) that a legal internet site (justanswer) is going to give me any helpful information besides (the bot***** *****ne): "get a lawyer (pick a name off a list) and go to court!" DUH! Rocket science? That's a lawyers' instinctual mantra (their bread and butter)!!"PRO SE" (LOL) is what I call just another legal IED (improvised explosive device), a slick lawyers' trick, meant to lure innocent victims over a POTENTIAL fiduciary sink hole!! NICE TRY though, Mr Law! [Proverb: When your swimming through muddy waters, keep your mouth shut and ignore the bait!]I leave knowing that you (Mr Law) sincerely ***** ***** regulations are legally ABOVE all estate laws! Okay! Point taken!Mr Law THANK YOU for your effort and patience, but unfortunately your legal advice is highly predictable and meaningless to me!! There's no need for you to reply! Discussion over!BYE! :-(
2 thumbs down!!