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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, you would have a claim for reimbursement through a doctrine known as "unjust enrichment", which is an "equitable" claim. That means that it would be unfair if you were not to be paid back for benefiting this family member in the way that you did (certainly when the family member never made this known prior to now).
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