Ask a Social Security Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Good morning Barb, I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your and your mother's situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. Despite the occasional rumor that the federal government or social security will pay family members a salary to care for their aged or ill family members, this is simply not the case. There is no such federal program. The federal government though does fund a program known as the National Family Caregiver Support Program which involved the giving of money to states for services to support family caregivers---but this is not handles in terms of a salary. Here is a link to a lot of very useful information about this program:
You should contact your state's MediCaid office to ask about any program benefits that might be available to you and your mother based on her need for car, and your apparent inability to work because you must care for your mother. I understand that you may be disappointed by the Answer you received, as it was not particularly favorable to your situation. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful legal outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so. If you have additional questions, you may of course reply back to me and I will be happy to continue to assist you further until your questions have been answered to your satisfaction. Kindly take a moment to rate my service to you based on the understanding of the law I provided. Please understand that I have no control over the how the law impacts your particular situation. Thank you, Doug