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I have been on SSI and SSDI since 2004. I receive food stamps and section 8 housing and both medicare and medicaid. My Dad just recently passed away. I am one of his beneficiaries in his Life Insurance Policy. There are five of us. I have no idea what the benefit amount will be. I'm scared I will lose my benefits. what can i do?
My mother has Alzheimer and is under a conservatorship in California. I live in Hawaii with my children where I am a law student and have spent all my money trying to end the conservatorship in court and bring mom here with me. The professional fiduciary, his counsel and the courts have all obtained more money in fees than my mother has received for her care and the family trust fund w... more
PLEASE, Please, Please designate a family member, or other person, to have a MEDICAL POWER of ATTORNEY before you sign a loved-one into a nursing home! The difference between a monthly pharmacy bill of several thousand dollars or a few hundred dollars depends on this. Doctor's full-price (Brand-Name) medication prescriptions can vary thousands per month (according to what Medicaid pay... more
yes in 2002 i was i a car accident that required me to have back surgery, whitch the dr. did not perform right causing my nerves to grow around my nerve root i now also suffer from flibermayalsia cysts have devoloped on foot from back. a lawyer was hired to help in ssdisablity and did not represent me properly so lost my case. two years piror i was having cysts on my female area which ... more
I need help for my mother
My Name is Joey, I am caring for mom, I am Confused about medicad/care??? how do i pay for a nursing home cost? Mom - 77yrs old. Widowed ( Dad was a Chyrsler employee ) she is getting some income. Total income with Chrysler and Soc Sec is only $ 1100.00 a month. She has A 30yr mortgage for $ 80k. At the end of the month, there is nothing left. I am living with her durring the week ... more
I am 79 years old. I am in very good health and take no meds. I am no longer able to drive out of my neighborhoodbecause of slight vision problems and some joint stifness. My income is $2500 a month. My doctors and everything I need are all in my neighborhood. I have hopes ofremaining independent at least 5 more years. My funeral is fully paid for. I have long term care insurance tha... more
Being the caregiver for your parents is an experience you'll never forget. I took care of both my parents for 5+ years and they both passed away in 2011 - 8 months apart. It was hard physically, mentally, emotionally and especially financially. If I weren't disabled myself and receiving Social Security - I don't know how I could have afforded to relocate to take care of them. It wa... more
Three years ago I left my life in NYC behind to move in with my mother in North Carolina, because she could no longer live alone, and my brother, who lives in her town, wouldn't do enough to help her. I never expected to get rich doing this, but I didn't expect her to devastate me financially. Month after month, she gave all her extra money to my brother, who is a long-term pot addic... more
My mother has Alzheimer and is currently in assisted living. We have made payments of 750.00 for over a year now. We finally have received the VA Aid and Attendance. We now each pay 365.00 a month. My two other siblings have been paying the same. They are comfortable with this. How ever we are less fortunate. We are at the end of our over draft protection,have used all our savings and ... more