In mid-October, my mother received a notice saying that my father was eligible for compensation (in the neighborhood of $1000) as part of an enforcement action related to the case of USA v. Epsilon/KBM. We have since received a check for the amount.
My father, however, died in 2019. My mother sent a letter notifying the enforcement agency of his death, but only the gods know if anyone even received or read that. My mother is, of course, the executor of my father's (basically nonexistent) estate. Are we able to cash the check/take ownership of the compensation, or should we just send the check back?