How to act for an incapacitated Savings Bond owner
Tuesday, October 5th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds • Savings Bond registration changes
I recently received Power of Attorney for my cousin who has had several strokes. He has Savings Bonds dating from 1967 to 1998. I have taken 81 $25 bonds that are matured and separated them for redemption. My cousin can not sign them. My bank says to send them to a Federal Reserve Bank, but they do not advise how to get them signed. Can you advise?
The Treasury actually has forms for the situation you’re in. The form you need is Application by Voluntary Guardian of Incapacitated Owner of United States Bonds/Notes.
The last page of the form has detailed instructions, including where to mail the form. You will have to have your signature certified at a bank or notarized by a Notary Public.