If mom lives with us, can part of her Social Security check be used to pay some bills?
I am my mom's beneficiary and her POA. She was widowed about 3 years ago and just left with her Social Security and the mobile home and about 1/3 of an acre. In her will I would have inherited her property but recently we put into a small apartment and worked on her house to sell. Amazingly we got lucky and sold it last week. At this point I put her proceeds into a CD and a good chunk is in a bank account with her as the primary and me as a secondary. I take care of all mom's bills because of her memory issues. She is far from "out of it" but would never remember to pay bills on time etc. She also doesn't drive anymore so I take her everywhere she needs to go. We are not co-mingling our funds but I do have a question. Mom may soon come to live with us and when that happens I intend to have some of her money from her regular Social security check help towards groceries and the electric bill or something. Is this going to cause any problems? That will just make it easier on us and make it easier for us to have her live with us, but still cheaper on her in the long run.