What to do about social security fraud against a minor?
Question Details: My mother died when I was 13, a minor, so I went to live with my cousins for 3 years. During this time they collected over $12,000 in social security benefits. They put the money in a separate account and never spent it on me or gave it back. Almost 17 years later I found out that is illegal. I asked social security if that is fraud and they said yes. They had trouble pulling my files and when they did they told me srs was the official payee and not my cousins. This meant that my cousins had a buffer between themselves and a fraud complaint. My cousin is a state representative, lawyer, banker, etc.
Potentially any claim you may have for fraud agauinst your cousin concerning social secuirty benefits that you have written about may be time barred even though there was late disocvery of the alleged fraud.
As such, you have the option of making a complaint with the Social Security Administration as to what transpired as well as consulting with a personal injury lawyer as to what recourse if any that you may have. Another option may to make a complaint against your attorney cousin with your state's bar association for breach of a fiduciary duty.