time. He says we cannot report him since the house we live in is in need of repair - from damages caused by him and his 3 other children when they lived there - and we could not pass a social security inspection. Is this true? The house is not near being condemned but does need cosmetic work. Is he right or can I try to fight him so my niece can receive her social security check. She is 16 and I do have guardianship for her. Can she collect back pay for the six years he kept her checks?