My mother passed away in November. I filed to be representative payee got approved. Question I have Can I use the funds from my brother to buy a car out right? This car was our mothers car and its a 2007 car and my mother loved this car and at the moment its our only means of transportation currently. I had a whole month off work back in November to take care of our mother. Any help would be greatly helpful. The amount in question is little over 2000 dollars I was informed my brother will be getting nov dec payments totaling over 2k would this be acceptable and allowed?