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Can I use FMLA to get my mother's finances in order. She is…

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Can I use FMLA to get my mother's finances in order. She is now in assisted living after falling last year. She has been away from home and does not have anyone to help her get her taxes done. And other bills caught up. I am her only son. And only help. I have FMLA at work. I need to get her taxes in order.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

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Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

Union

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They have been very good at work with leave so I am not to concerned but was just wondering about legal just in case.

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You can use FMLA to help provide for an immediate family member's medical or "other needs". This would fall under giving care for "other needs". So, yes, you should be able to qualify for caregiving purposes.

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