I need information regarding a death benefit. I am trustee to an estate but the death benefit was given to the previous

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Customer: I need information regarding a death benefit. I am trustee to an estate but the death benefit was given to the previous trustees of which they did not put back into the estate.
JA: Estate laws vary by province. What province are you in?
Customer: Ontario
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: The expenses of the burial and cremation were paid by the deceased personal account. I have the invoices.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I want to know if CPP can give me the info as to who and when the death benefit was given.
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Debra, Expert

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Thank you for your reply
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Please note that I am working from my computer and not actually texting. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can. Finally, although the site offers a call option I personally do not take calls but just work online. Some find this confusing as it looks like the offer is coming from me but that is just how the site presents the offer and it really isn’t coming from me.

I am sorry for your loss and to hear of this difficult situation.

Is it possible that the money went to pay for the funeral?

Have you asked the previous trustees what happened?

Customer
The previous trustees were removed and I am now the trustees to the estate
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Debra, Expert

Yes I understood that but I asked you if you asked them what happened to the money and could the money have gone to pay for the funeral?

Customer
I have no way of contacting them at this time. They took the deceased bank card and made purchases of both a personal nature as well as for any burial needs.
Customer
I believe they did apply for the death benefit and so in a way double dipped.
Customer
No money from CPP was put back into the account.
Customer
I hope I've made this easy enough to understand. They paid for his burial expenses from his own account by debit card. They then apply for the death benefit and keep the cheque.
Customer
What i am hoping to find out is who of the two trustees received the 2500 and when was it issued. Can I find out from CPP since I am now the legal trustee
Customer
I know you must be busy so please contact me with any information as to finding out whether I can receive some sort of confirmation as to the death benefit
Customer
I would also like to know if all the information i have regarding this situation if the previous trustees can be charged with fraud.
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I was waiting to make sure you were finished texting. I'm going to answer now.

Customer
Ok
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Debra, Expert

Yes. You can contact CPP to find out what happened with that cheque. You can also have them charged with fraud and you can also sue them civilly.

You are now fully in charge of the estate. You will have to prove to CPP that you are so have your documentation ready and you might have to send it over to them.

Does that help?

Customer
it does.. I have sent CPP all pertinent information as to who I am and the information I seek. Unfortunately waiting game. I am going to go after them in estate court but was wondering who I contact for any criminal charges of fraud
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Debra, Expert

Your first step would be to call the local police.

Customer
Ok thank you for your time. I will take your advice. Police will be contacted but first I need to find out who received the cheque so as to not wrongful accuse the wrong person. Thanks again.
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Debra, Expert

Yes exactly.

But the bot***** *****ne is that both of those trustees are going to be equally liable. They both owed the estate and beneficiaries a fiduciary duty.

You are very welcome.

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