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My elderly mother has dementia and currently in the

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My elderly mother has dementia and currently in the hospital. She will be discharged to a nursing home for rehabilitation; however, permanent placement is the most likely outcome.
Can I be financially compensated now for being her caregiver for three years? I quit work to assist her.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

No, you cannot. You cannot retroactively receive payment for caring for your mother. The compensation happens at the time the care was giving through a program run by Medicaid Program called Cash and Counselling and Participant-Directed Services. For more information on the program , click on the links below:

http://www.bc.edu/schools/gssw/nrcpds/cash_and_counseling.html

https://www.caring.com/articles/payment-for-family-caregiver