My brother is being investigated for Elder Abuse after I reported him. Dad has dementia and Lil Bro took Dad to the bank 2 weeks after Mom died and Bro talked Dad into making him Sole Beneficiary on the account. That wasn't enough. 3 weeks later, they went back to the bank and Lil Bro became joint owner of the account. I am POA for health care and property. Bank has POA, but won't change the arrangements because Dad "seemed to know what he was doing". THEN I discover, a month later, that Lil Bro made himself Sole Benficiary on Dad's substantial work pension investment fund. I believe I was able to correct that. Any residual funds after Dad's eventual MC are to be divided 50/50. I've been checking costs for MC. There will likely be very little to split. Now, 2 weeks ago, 7 months after Mom's death, Dad gets a letter from Social Security. Lo and behold! Lil Bro has made himself Representative Payee for SSI.
The State, my lawyer, Elder Abuse investigator, etc. are aware of all these transactions, but apparently it's up to me to fix it all. I moved in with Dad 2 months (too late) after Mom died when I realized what Bro was doing. I'm trying to protect Dad's assets for his needs. Jerk Bro is jobless and lazy and a pot head. Elder Abuse knows all this. The one question I need answered is: what else am I missing that Lil Jerk Bro might have called or gone on a computer and changed?? The car titles are unchanged. I will check title to house today and life insurance policies. But what might I have not thought of? I'm so tired of these "surprises" from Jerk that are trickling in. I will have Guardianship of Dad by the end of this month, but these things will still have to be corrected.