New York family fights 4 years to get deceased dad’s postal retirement benefits

BRONXVILLE, New York (WABC) — They were nearly four decades of retirements savings that a longtime Westchester County postal employee paid into.

But years after he died suddenly, his kids, now grown and still grieving, were still trying to get that money which was being held by an agency of the federal government.

“You can’t tell me what was done with this account thus far and you’ve had it since 2018?” Danielle Alonzo said into a telephone. “Correct,” an operator said.

Welcome to Danielle Alonzo’s four-year nightmare trying to get her deceased dad’s retirement money.

“You guys just have it sitting in a computer and no one can tell me anything,” Alonzo said. “I wanted to rip my hair out or grab them from the phone. It’s torture. ”

The money was earned by her dad, Alfred. Known as Alonzo, he sorted mail in the Morgan Station post office for four decades.

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