Thank you so much for all your help, Janke. I very much appreciate it.
Mom died with essentially no assets, except for the $20,000 in life insurance policies and a cemetery plot next to my/our dad. Our oldest brother is beneficiary or administrator of the life insurance policies. There are 6 siblings altogether, including myself.
She and my brother lived in a rental apartment. No real estate. No vehicles. Only personal property like furniture, clothing, and her wedding ring set. Mom was receiving Social Security retirement and a survivor's benefit pension from our Dad's former employer. No other income.
I will definitely look into getting myself appointed as my brother's rep for Social Security.
How would I go about pushing for a presumptive eligibility finding for the SSI however?
Forgot to add that our mother did not have a will.