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My husband needs my mother inlaw's social security number in order to access money that she left at her bank when she passed away can you help us? We have her death certificate and proper I.D. but not her social security # ***** the bank requires in order to talk to us about her account.
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Social Security Expert: Christopher B, Esq., Attorney replied 2 years ago
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Is your husband the executor or administrator of the estate?

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Social Security Expert: Christopher B, Esq., Attorney replied 2 years ago

My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client relationship.

First you will need to someone with authority to act on behalf of your mother-in-law's estate. The executor or administrator of the estate would have that power so if that is your husband, then you should be able to accomplish this. A court order from the probate Judge should also be sufficient. The easiest thing to do would be for him to go to the local Social Security Administration office and request a replacement social security card. He needs to tell them he doesn't know his mother's social security number and they'll look it up for him if he provides them with evidence that he is the executor (he needs to bring the letters of administration appointing him as the executor).

Alternatively, you could hire a private investigator and they would be able to get you the number quickly and easily. The private investigator will charge you, though, while the SSA request will be free (but it'll take a couple of weeks).

Here's a link to the Social Security Administration, you'll type your zip code and it'll give you the office closest to you.
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/FOLO/fo001

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