Getting paid to care for father

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I have a question. Can a person be employed to provide caregiving for a relative? I mean if a person needs someone to live with them, provide meals, lawn and house maintenance can they employ a relative to do that. Will the relative then be able to fill out a 1099 self employment form, take care of his/her own taxes, social security and everything else? I am unemployed and thinking of relocating but my father is 80 and does need such services. He is unwilling to relocate but jobs are very hard to find where I am.

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I am on disability and no longer am able to drive. My daughter is 24 is willing to be my primary care giver but would like to get paid for doing it. I understand because I have a young son to care for also, so this would take up all of her time. I live in Michigan, do you know who I can contact?
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My mother male neighbor goes in and check on her eveyday, gives her medicine and heats her food up for her. My mother has (Alzheimers) for (3) years. Althought she is physically healthy, her mental state is going. I am now in the process seeking a female whom can help her with bathing and light house work. Between the two of them, they may spend about 20 hours a week assisiting my mom. Any idea what I should pay them and should this money be reported.
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My job closed its doors in Sept of 2008. I am currently receiving unemployment benefits in the amount of 192.00 every two weeks. This will soon run out. My dad is on SS and SSI. Can I get paid for taking care of my 91 year old father. We currently rent in Ohio.
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Is there any government assistance to help pay the bills. I have have my 93 yr old mother in law living with us now for 5 yrs and was wondering. My husband has a part time job and I am unemployed. I was in construction and now its had to find work. If anyone knows of any help please share the info.
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I just brought my mother to live with me. I also use some of her monthly SS income for household expenses. I am a single mother and cannot afford to care for her without it. I too am looking into programs for financial support. She has home health care for a while but it will not last forever. She's been in a Nursing home since October because she was no longer able to live on her own. She was extremely depressed and I felt like she was literally dying from depression. We are thrilled to have her here. I will post again when I find out exactly what is available.
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They have a book Called Federal Benefits for Veterans and dependents and in it there is a chapter called benefits for dependents and survivors. That is where it is listed. Im in NC I don't think it would be different in other states I would think it would be the same. It states in mine A surviving spouse may be entitled to a higher income limit if living in a nursing home,in need of the aid and attendance of another person or permanently housebound. I hope this helps.
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I contacted a Veterans service dept in NJ and they told me you can't get any aid-in-attendance money unless you were injured in a war. Do u know anything about this>>
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Ask a CPA. I did mine with a CPA and I claimed inlaw as dependent but you need to check with a cpa to do it. They can tell you better how to do it.
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I take care of my mother-in-law in our home. She has stage 6 Alzheimer's. She agreed when she first came to us, before she got so bad, that she should help out with the expense of her living with us. We take a portion of her money each month to pay for part of household expenses. (We're not stealing. We don't take more than a reasonable amount. It doesn't even cover everything.) My question is, do we claim what she gives us as income on our federal taxes? I want to be honest and pay whatever taxes I should, but I don't want to pay more than I have to! Thanks.
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Talk to your Va Representative they will tell you how to set up the disability and aid and attendance. Also if the parent is not able to manage her money you have to go through her dr. to get him to write a letter stating she cant manage her money. This goes to VA and they research it and then make a decision and if she lives in your home make you fudiciary. VA benefits are different than anything else. So it doesn't matter who is power of attorney. If she lives in your home you will become fudiciary and the money will come in your name. But remember you have to account for it all. I save every receipt that we have. Groceries, going out to eat, hair care whatever you do with her. Gas receipts repairs to car etc. It takes awhile to get it processed. But once you start it they will back pay from the time you start it. If one Va person doesn't help go to another. It is out there it's not a lot but it sure does help. Once mine is completed I am going to be fudicary of her SS because she can't sign her name very good and she lives in our home not the two brothers that are POA's
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