The Dead + Jailed Inmates Need To Return Stimulus Checks
Yes, the deceased should not have received a check. So, if you received extra money in your account because a loved one passed away between filing their taxes and the stimulus checks, you have to send their portion of money back.
Also, inmates cannot collect a check as well and it needs to be returned.
It was previously thought surviving family members may be able to keep the money, but the IRS is now saying it must be sent back.
If you received a check intended for a loved one who is deceased, you have to mail it back to the treasury department", according to WIVB.