After a long waiting process my mother was approved and received her Award letter and now is getting her monthly A&A. But with all the wait changes have taken place and she had to go into a nursing home one month before she was approved. As I wait for my call for the Fiduciary appointment I wander what happens if she passes away before all is done. I was told that since she got the Award letter the money is hers and would be part of her estate is that the way it works ??