We found a notice from social security to my MIL stating that they have been holding her ssi check because they "no longer have a valid address. " for her. We are guessing this is because she closed her bank account at one bank and opened another but neglected to inform the dept of social security. My husband called SS and they told him that POA wasn't enough. They can not change anything unless MIL fills out and signs paper work. How the heck do people commit fraud? Lol. We are trying to get them signed up for medi- Cal. We assumed once we had POA we'd have smooth sailing. We are also having trouble with the mortgage company giving us info despite my husband faxing them the POA. Is this thing good for anything?