Senior Advisor

This is a very tough decision to quit work and take care of your mom. ¬†Without understanding all of the financial background of everyone involved, let me explain that most of all federal and state government funded benefits are are either income based or participation based or both. ¬†What I mean by... (more)

This is a very tough decision to quit work and take care of your mom.  Without understanding all of the financial background of everyone involved, let me explain that most of all federal and state government funded benefits are are either income based or participation based or both.  What I mean by this is that Medicaid (State funded) is driven based on your income where as VA Benefits (Federal funded) is driven by the time/date of military service and income.  If mom is a veteran she could qualify for VA Benefits (Aid and Attendance).  Even if mom is not a veteran, perhaps dad was and mom could qualify under his benefit.  I'll leave you with a couple of resources that you can follow up with and ask them the specifics (including your income situation).  

The Atlanta VA Regional Benefit Office is having a town hall where they will share information, listen to your feedback, and answer questions on VA disability compensation benefits, pension benefits, life insurance benefits, home loan benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits, and health programs.  Here is the time/date:

January 23, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlanta VA Medical Center, Ground Floor, Pete Wheeler Auditorium, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033.

Expected Participants: Veterans, their families, and survivors.


Also:

You can reach the Georgia DHS Division of Aging Services and Georgia's 12 Area Agencies on Aging operate the Aging and Disability Resource Connection. Call them at 1-866-552-4464.

Your Area Agency on Aging connection is:

Atlanta Regional Commission

Kathryn Lawler, AAA Director

40 Courtland Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404.463.3333

Email: aginginfo@atlantaregional.com

http://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/caregiving

If there is something more that you would like to discuss, feel free to reach out directly to me or ask another question.  


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Private Fiduciary, Trustee,Conservator, Financial Advisor

Check with your area agency on aging in your state.  Some states will use Medicaid dollars to pay for limited home care benefits, which can include paying family members, if they are eligible as a home health aide.

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Senior Specialist

To add on to Scot's comments, we need more information on the status of your mother. Such as her age and whether she has earned enough social security credits. If she does meet those requirements, then she may also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Click on the below link... (more)

To add on to Scot's comments, we need more information on the status of your mother. Such as her age and whether she has earned enough social security credits. If she does meet those requirements, then she may also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Click on the below link from the Alzheimer Association:

http://www.alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_social_security_disability.asphttp://www.alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_social_security_disability.asp

You can also go to another company called Allsup and they actually assist with the application and criteria process. Let them know that CareGivingAnswers.com referred you over to them. They will take great care of you as there is no up front costs. Visit them on https://www.allsup.com/

We at Care Giving Answers strive to provide helpful and relevant information to senior citizens and their families and... (more)We at Care Giving Answers strive to provide helpful and relevant information to senior citizens and their families and loved ones. The material provided through our site is made available for informational purposes only. In no way should users of our site rely or act upon any information provided herein without seeking appropriate professional advice (medical, legal or financial). Users should independently verify the accuracy, completeness and relevance for their specific purposes. The information provided through our site is not intended to constitute professional advice and in no way forms or constitutes a professional-client relationship of any kind.