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Spouse of deceased retiree in benefits dispute

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - A dispute over who is entitled to a deceased family member's retirement check was raised after local resident Julie Castro made the claim that the Department of Administration will not allow her to pick up her late husband's check. Castro claims that her husband who was a retired Government of Guam worker made it clear before he passed away that he wanted the $10,000 benefit to go to his adopted daughter in the Philippines.

Castro says she has been working with the daughter and even obtained a power of attorney so that she can pick up the check, however she says she continues to be given the runaround.  "DOA refuses to give the check based on the fact that the wordings on the special power of attorney is still not right and they're perjuring themselves," she said.

DOA would not comment on the sensitive issue, however, informed Castro that they will be giving her an official letter detailing why she can't pickup the check.

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