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Hello, new expert here.. I see you requested a new expert to assist so I will try to help..
Did the judge order that the money needs to go into an account where it can't be withdrawn from?
Was there some allegation of misuse of funds?
What is the reason for the judge ordering the money to be put in this account?
Ok, so the judge stated that the money has to go into the account..
1. Was there some reason why he ordered this and has prevented you from being able to access it?
2. Was this a probate court judge?
3. Are you the legal guardian of the your granddaughter?
Ok, thank you for that information.. While the state doesn't have any power to order SS to do anything, a state judge does have the power over guardianship and conservatorship proceedings and under that power, the judge has the right to control the handling and disposition of the assets of a minor until they become an adult.
So for example, the judge wouldn't have any authority to order SS to increase the amount of money a recipient gets, but the judge would have the authority to limit a conservator's or guardian's control over that money until the minor reached the age of majority.
With that said, if you as guardian needed funds to pay for child's care and expenses, then your recourse here is to file a petition with the court to have it grant you some type of access to that money so you can use it for the child's benefit.