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My mother has passed and I found 70,000 in Series EE Bonds. She was in a nursing home which she paid for until she ran out of money and then the state took over the bill. Can I cash the bonds or will the state want them? I have an older brother. Does he have more claim to these than I do? They were not mentioned in her will and I was POA. Will the state try to say I hid the bonds?

closed as off-topic by Pete B., Bob Baerker, Dilip Sarwate, Dheer, mhoran_psprep Aug 27 '18 at 12:33

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    Lsw.SE might be a better place to ask this. Interesting question, though. (And no, your brother doesn't have more claim to them just because he's older. 50:50 is the split.) – RonJohn Aug 23 '18 at 20:55
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a question for Law.SE. – Pete B. Aug 24 '18 at 11:35