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#19590 - 10/11/08 03:37 PM Writing check payable to self
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I have received life ins proceeds in the form of a check book. The checking account has my name and address on it just like a regular checking account.

I want to write a check and deposit it to my personal checking account. Do I make out the check to MYSELF - Cash - or the name of the bank? I will be endorsing it as "for deposit only".

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#19591 - 10/13/08 07:44 PM Re: Writing check payable to self [Re: Anonymous]
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Make it payable to yourself, endorse "For Deposit Only" but do not endorse with your signature on the back till you get to the bank and ready to deposit.

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#19593 - 10/14/08 10:32 AM Re: Writing check payable to self [Re: Anonymous]
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Also, be prepared for the bank to put a hold on the check if it is over $10,000. I ran into the exact same situation when my brother died in February. Due to the "anti-terrorist" act, deposits over $10,000 are held and normally released in 3 chunks over the same amount of weeks. I was told if I could prove the money was from a life insurance payment they would not hold it but I don't know if that is true for all banks.

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