Don't know what it cost to go into an independent or assisted living home. Not quite needing assistance yet, but she's almost 80 and starting to forget things.
The $1 deed will result in $99,999 transfer penalty should your mother wish to obtain Medicaid in the next five years. As my colleagues have noted, she has options, but they need to be mapped out strategically, which can only be done in a meeting with a local elder law attorney. Best of luck to you and her.See question
Unemployed, no source of income
That will probably qualify. But it depends on what issue you need assistance with. Legal aid does not handle all legal matters. You can easily call them (or legal services) to discuss your matter and whether you qualify. Here are some links that may assist you.
Hope this helps.See question
I am receiving Medicaid in Indiana and I want to not break the rules.
It depends. If a small amount of money - you can spend it on personal items and/or services not covered by Medicaid. If a large sum, can look into putting into a special needs trust. This should all be discussed with a local elder law attorney.
Best of luck to you.See question
She is living at a nursing home and currently 3years behind on property taxes. She has unpaid medical expenses also. If i pay taxes can i legally get the land or can hospital and nursing home put claim on it
If she is on Medicaid, gifting would create a problem. However, meeting with an elder-law attorney would be in both of your best interests as it is possible to work around this issue with proper planning. Best of luck.See question
This is for a lawsuit that was filed several years ago by my Mother, now 84. The incident involved a restaurant where the waiter knocked her over. She subsequently received medical in an emergency room. It took place in CT and she lives in FL. My ...
By suing in CT, your mother has subjected herself to their jurisdiction and will likely need to fly there. Not easily being able to fly is unlikely to get the judge's sympathy...But, if it is nearly impossible for her to get on a plane, her lawyer would need to file a motion to address these extenuating circumstances.
As a party to the proceedings, there is almost no chance that opposing counsel would agree to take her deposition over the phone, the compromise might be to ask the judge to force all the lawyers to fly down to Florida to take this deposition. Beware though - your mother's portion of the compromise would likely be to pay the costs for all the lawyers to do this (if not out of her pocket immediately, then out of her portion of the case proceeds).
These are all issues to discuss with her personal injury attorney.See question
Mom has put money away into a savings account specifically for her children for the past 20 years. Now should would like to give it to her children. She's fairly healthy, and lives in NY, i'm hearing all this stuff about medicaid, She is heart br...
If your mother intends on applying for Medicaid's ICP/long term care benefit, gifting money to anyone including her children will result in the imposition of a penalty period.
Mom and kids need to sit down with a local elder law attorney as there are ways to address her wishes without causing Medicaid problems.
Best of luck.See question
She is up in years and has now decided that she wants to put the house in my name now and have me move in with her so that I can be a full time caretaker for her. I am the only one of her children that is not married and I am the only one that ta...
You wouldn't want to do that until you have moved in and lived with mom for two years - for Medicaid planning purposes.
Meet with a local elder law attorney to plan this strategically.See question
We are friends with a 76 year old man in Florida. In November 2015 his son called and asked him if he wanted to move out to Colorado and live with him. Our friend decided to do it. His son came and took his Dad to his local bank, so he could get h...
Elder abuse in Florida can be done by calling 1.800.962.2873. In Colorado, call: 720.944.2994.See question
younger brother has been abusing my mother financially there are three siblings named in her estate and he has been secretly spending large amounts of funds for his own personal gain she lives in Michigan with him living there with her on her pro...
Option 1: call police
Option 2: call adult protective services
Option 3: speak with guardianship/conservatorship attorney if you believe mom doesn't understand that your brother is essentially stealing from her. This would involve removing certain or all of her rights and having all actions overseen by the court.
Option 4: If mom has capacity, have her give durable power of attorney to a more responsible family member to stop the bleeding and oversee her financial affairs.
Option 5: do nothing if mom understands what she is doing. talk to her first.
These issue often involve family and that makes them all the tougher. I wish you luck.See question
I have my work authorisation card, I'm in removal procedure. What can I have for benefits, once I decid to take that offer ?
I would suggest you re-ask this question in the immigration category. Good luck.See question