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My mom is 81 and has cancer. Had to quit My job to take care of her. Can I get compensated for doing this?

Q) My Mom is 81 and has breast cancer, rssential tremors and has had mini strokes and is home bound except going to Dr. I’ve had to quit My job to take care of her. Can I get compensated for doing this? I also live with her.

A) According to AARP – As of October 2015, all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer Medicaid waiver self-directed long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs that allow qualified individuals to manage their own care — meaning that people can hire and fire their own caregivers. Some states permit the care recipient to hire a family member to provide care. Eligibility, benefits, coverage and rules differ from state to state. Some programs pay family caregivers but exclude spouses and legal guardians. Others will pay care providers only if they do not live in the same house. Medicaid home care benefits also depend on the Medicaid program in which you are enrolled. More information https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/financial-legal/info-2017/you-can-get-paid-as-a-family-caregiver.html

My 96 year old mother is currently in a care facility. She is blind/deaf with dementia. Her money will run out soon

Q) My 96 year old mother is currently in a memory care facility. She is nearly blind and deaf with severe dementia. Her money will run out soon and I will need to move her to a nursing facility long term. Her current facility does not take medicaid. How do I get her financial assistance for… Continue Reading

I have a special needs son on Medicaid in Louisiana, How do I transfer his Medicaid to Alaska?

Q) I have a special needs son on Medicaid in Louisiana that is moving to sitka to live with us. How do i transfer his Medicaid from Louisiana to sitka, Alaska? A) With Medicaid each state evaluates its applicants independently from each other state. While Medicaid is often thought of as a federal program, each state is… Continue Reading

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