How do I get my money from my deceased mother's bank account? I really need it!

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I was mothers caregiver for 5 years, I opened an account for her SSI with only her name and deposited my own money to help cover rent, she died on 1/29/09 and without thinking I deposited money on 2/2/09 to cover as usual, SSI was cancelled and bank account closed, because I was not on the account , how do I get my money, I really need it!

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This is really tough. Your Power of Attorney doesn't work now. I had trouble closing my mother's nearly empty account after she died! I was finally able to do so because of some wording in the will. You could see if that works for you. Otherwise, you may need to ask an estate attorney. Good luck!
Carol

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