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Hello, I am POA for my brother which also include health, I am trying to get Medicaid for him,they are giving me a real short time to this his info by the deadline, my question is if he do not have insurance ,will I be responable for his hospital bills?

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He is on disability from work so far. I have fill out paper work for Medicaid which I got today but it has to be turn in by April 5th,my brother was not orgainaze at all, but do not want to be responsible for his debt.

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Lawyer: Richard, Attorney replied 3 months ago

Good evening. Being POA gives you the authority to act on his behalf, but it does not make you liable for any of his debts and liabilities. But, you want to be careful when you sign anything that you don't just sign your name, but, rather, that you sign it in your capacity of POA for your brother. Anything you sign should look like this:

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[Your Name], as Power of Attorney for [Your Brother's Name]

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