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My friend died about 8 yrs ago. He had no family ,but had a will. It stated that whatever he had was to go to me .

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He had been working at NY hospital & after he’d worked there for 6mo , he was given some more papers to sign. One was to indicate who $40,000. would go to , from the hospital , if he passed away ,while being a full time employee of the hospital . He was ill at the time & never put in a name

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NY hospital policy is after an employee works there full time for a certain number of months ,6, they are given this document to fill out . I have a copy of the legal will , that was mailed to me ,from the law firm in NY,NY that wrote it for him

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My friend had a will drawn up in 1984 . He had no children and was never married. His will said that he left everything to me.
He died about 8 yrs ago . He was a full time employee at the New York Hospital . After working there ,for a few months mo, he called me & said that he’d received a document ,from the hospital ,stating that if he passed away , while employed by the hospital , $40,000 would be given to go to someone ....
His spouse,child ,friend ,etc.
He called me letting me know that he was putting my name down as the receiver .
He died a very short time after,& before he was able to return the form .
I have a copy of his will, from the law firm that wrote it , in 1984
Is there any way that I have any claim to the $40,000 ?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I’m 79yrs old & on a fixed income .
I can’t afford to pay more for a call
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry - I wish I could tell you otherwise but challenging a will must be done within 6 years or it can no longer be challenged. Even if you had proof that he called you and told you he was putting you down in his will or adding your name to something, a person has the right to change their mind repeatedly, so even that wouldn't be sufficient.

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