JA: The Estate
Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Estate Lawyer can help you best.
Customer: My 91 yr old mother has lived with me for the past 15 years. I have a sitter that stays with her during the day while I work. She has about 65,000 in CD's. Both my name and her name are on the CD's but the $ is actually hers since I did not contribute to the CD's. She has Medicare and I'm wondering how she can spend down in order to qualify for Medicaid. The home is in my name (no mortgage). I take her to all her dr's appts in my car (she does not have one). She buys the groceries and I pay for the gas, cable, electric, etc. She paid off the mortgage.
JA: Is there anything else the Estate Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: Should I start letting her pay for all of the bills she she lives with me and I'm her caregiver (except when the sitter is with her while I'm working during the day). The sitter is paid with my mother's money
JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.