1903.1What is the definition of legal representative?
As used in this Chapter, “legal representative” means an administrator or executor or other person who qualifies under a State statute (or, where applicable, the law of a foreign country) to receive payment on behalf of the estate.
1903.2What must a person do to become a legal representative?
In order to be a legal representative, a person acting on behalf of an un-administered estate must:
Prove to us that payment will relieve us of legal liability to any other person; and
Provide proof of appointment or other evidence showing authorization under a State statute (or, where applicable, the law of a foreign country).
Note: Under the SSI program, an underpayment cannot be paid to an estate.