My Mom had hospitalization insurance and she passed away before the claim of her recent hospital stay had been processed. I had Durable POA as she was physically unable to handle her finances, write checks, pay bills, etc.
She lived with me for the past year and has no assetts, owned no property, no vehicle.My family paid her final expenses and when hospice came to our home she was aware that she would pass away soon. She said to us that it was her wish that our family accept that money, since we had financally supported her for over a year. I contacted the insurance company and they said the claim was accepted and I received a check payable "to the estate of.." I'm not sure what to do with the check. She didn't have a will, so any information would be greatly appreciated. We live in FL