A check payable to my mom's estate, with me listed as Trustee of the estate, was just received at my address. The amount is $160.00 - an amount less than the amount of her total check when she was alive. We are still settling her affairs so have an active account. She did not receive a check after she died on the 27th of Nov (Thanksgiving) almost 3 years ago. I don't know if that made a difference given there are 30 days in the month. So SS knows she died, knows I handle affairs, yet sent a check with no explanation so long after. The mortuary notified Social Security immediately upon her death so SS knew of her death right away. SS never sent any monthly check after her death.