Anyone know if cash support provided to your parent is counted towards medicare LIS?
Hi! I've been looking all over. I take care of my mother entirely, house mortgage, food, utilities,yes health,etc and try to raise my own family and 2 kids, the expenses are pretty crushing but I manage. Her only income is social security.
Anyways she qualifies for the LIS assistance which helps with per part-d, and prescriptions which she currently uses but I'm worried any cash I might give her will be counted the next time it's re-evaluated.
According to this, in-kind things non cash aren't counted as of 09
Going to call the state to check it's just a pain as I have to have her call which she can't understand anything technical.
Also just curious but has anyone used any type of medicare planning advisor or family planner or anything to get advice on this stuff medicare vs medicare advantage,etc outside of spending a bazillion hours searching the web or on the phone with medicare. My mom has zero understanding of any of this and i'm spending countless hours trying to figure this out only to I know inevitably make a poor decision.