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Hello JD, My son with various health issues: mental health; TBI; lives with me, squanders his money and if it were not for me providing, I don't know what would happen with him. He is 43 years old. He was in love with a young woman who recently died very tragically and is in deep grief. He has begun self medicating. Recently a lawsuit was settled and he will be receiving in the area of 40K. I would hope to maintain his MEDICAID. He is on Medicare as an adult disabled child.
I would like to have some advice as to what I should do so that his Medicaid would be preserved and that he would be cared for when I should not be here. It is difficult for me, as you might imagine and I feel imprisoned. This has become so burdensome. If I should apply for guardianship, I don't feel that I would want to be a guardian. But then what do I do? I don't want him to hate me!
Well, yes. After reading the above, what would you recommend I do about the
funds received in order to preserve Medicaid and secondly, what to do with him in general. Sorry that I was rather loquacious.
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