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Someone told me that Social Security offers a montly "fee" to family members who are caring for their elderly parents at home. Is this true? If so how would someone apply for this assistance?

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I have a young child, 6 years of age... AND a father with dementia... The wife and mother passed away in January from back surgery resulting in a blood clot...I have a lady who will care for both parties for $8.00 per hour... Is there any help available for caregiver services
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I'm a caregiver to my friend who is collecting social security already because of heart problems. I have been caring for him for the last 2 years and was wondering is there any benefits or extra help I can receive? If any suggestion I would appreciate it. Have a safe and bless day!!
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70rAnDy228, Really? You just posted 20 minutes ago on your own question, you damned us and signed off. Give up now! The troll police will be after you. Don't be such a trouble causer. Captain, my Captain.
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Don't know what you want here. Please be more specific.
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I care for my disabled mother that has multiple critical illnesses and was told that I could get benifets for taking care of her im also in school
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Bobby - your in MS, right? if daughter, who is your caregiver, is getting SNAP (food stamps), she is going to have to get some sort of documentation that she is a caregiver to you for 20hrs a week otherwise she will be removed from food stamps in MS. Gov Bryant just signed into law last week that in order for anyone over 18 able bodied to get food stamps they have to work 20 hrs a week.
No work, no SNAP. They must have a 20 hr a week job & it does not have to be one based on your previous salary, or education, or skill level. It goes into effect this spring.

Caregivers need to get a document to verify that they work 20 hrs - although unpaid - as a caregiver to continue getting SNAP. It's looking like 30-40% of those currently on MS SNAP will be removed & the food networks /food banks are looking at a real crisis this summer for folks without food. The Area on Aging in your area will have info as to how she can get the documentation to show caregiving as in-kind work.

If she gets food stamps, she needs to deal with this. It's important!
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Repeat of frequent flyer post above.
that’s a very common question asking about being paid. Majority of grown children do not get paid for caring for their parent, unless the parent is financially able to pay from their own pocket. If a parent can afford to pay you, the parent might as well hire a certified trained caregiver allowing you to keep a full-time job.
If you live in the States, see If your parent qualifies for Medicaid, the State might allow a trained Caregiver come in to help for a couple hours. Also check to see if your State is one of those States that has a “Cash and Counseling” program to help you out, it‘s worth looking into. Note that each State has their own rules, regulations, and programs.
Here is a link to take you to the Medicaid portal for Mississippi benefits, programs, and eligibility requirements.
https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-state/mississippi.html
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Can i get a check for daughter being my primary health care giver ? i reallly n aeed to know? can u send me some informatiom
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valkmurph, that’s a very common question asking about being paid. Majority of grown children do not get paid for caring for their parent, unless the parent is financially able to pay from their own pocket. If a parent can afford to pay you, the parent might as well hire a certified trained caregiver allowing you to keep a full-time job.

If you live in the States, see If your parent qualifies for Medicaid, the State might allow a trained Caregiver come in to help for a couple hours. Also check to see if your State is one of those States that has a “Cash and Counseling” program to help you out, it‘s worth looking into. Note that each State has their own rules, regulations, and programs.
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apply for social security benefits due taking care of my elderly mother
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can i apply for social security benefits from my social security due to taking care of my elderly mother i am 58 years old and unable to work due to taking care of my mother
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Lee - you should look into applying for VA 's aid & attendance program. This site has a whole thread on VA in the Money & Legal section (upper right side of main page). Tap money & legal and a popup list will be there. I'd suggest getting a pot of coffee going, get a pen & notebook and start reading & taking notes from the many many posts on the VA thread.

A&A pays about $ 1,400 a mo to you as the beneficiary and then you determine who to pay & how much. So you control the funds. My understanding is that VA A&A applications take time to get processed. You should NOT have to pay anyone to assist you in doing the application either. VA has outreach programs that do this for free for vets. There could be someone at a local VFW who has been through this who can tell you how they or their kids helped do the A&A application. Also all areas of the US have "areas on aging" - these are within Council of Governments - the COGs are a regional planning governmental bodies that are all over the US. COGs are kinda under the radar for most of us but they are your tax $$ so use their services. The COGs have staff for all sorts of bridging of program funding & determination between the federal level and local spends. Often AoA 's will know who does VA stuff in your area if you live in a city or town without much military presence. good luck.
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My wife and I are in our 80s and have a live in caretaker. We supply this person who takes care of us. with room and board but now she also wants a salary. she shops ,cleans, takes care of our meds, and all our need and transportation to doctors. I am disabled with emphysemia on oxygen 24/7 and my wife uses a walker. We cannot afford on our limited funds. I am a Korean vet. We own our home, but have remortgaged it to the hilt. Does anyone have any workable solutions for us?
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There is minimal help for this. If you make more than a certain amount and receive Medicare for us it is $2,100.00 you fall into the "GAP" and literally no help at all is available for family care givers... Period. Bunch of hoops takes forever by the time you get it you will not even need it if your parent is critically ill. I had no help and every resource that I have called in the past all of which were noted here did not work for our situation at all. VA takes months to get it and LOTS of paperwork better plan in advanced if you know you will need the Aid & Attendance. Through Medicaid there is usually a local agency who will guide you in this process. If you don't have Medicaid and are not eligible for the traditional Medicaid coverage you can try the "Spend Down" programs which gets very complicated make sure you read everything thoroughly... Or you can start a Miller Trust for the money you are in excess of. For example if the income limit for Medicaid is $2,100.00 per month and you receive 2,500.00 you would take $400.00 a month and put in Miller Trust Account and Medicaid cannot count this money as income as it is held in a trust to use for medical bills. Lawyers can advise you on this to see if it is a good option for you. Yes you need a lawyer for everything and it gets really really expensive. If you don't have a lawyer start calling all those numbers you seen in this article and get started on a pro bono attorney or a patient advocate that can help. The whole system sucks quite frankly and lord forbid their medical condition is complicated it will literally be a nightmare. Prayers out to everyone. We need to start electing better leaders seriously.
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This is a very common question asking if one can get paid. Please note that majority of grown children do not get paid for caring for their parent, unless the parent is financially able to pay from their own pocket. If a parent can afford to pay you, the parent might as well hire a certified trained caregiver… thus allowing you to keep a full-time job so that you can add to your own retirement.

If your parent qualifies for Medicaid, the State might allow a trained Caregiver from an Agency to come in to help a couple hours a day. Also check to see if your State is one of those States that has a “Cash and Counseling” program to help you out. Note that each State has their own rules, regulations, and programs. Some have waiting lists.

Plus contact your local agency on aging for local programs that might be available to help you and your parent, such as Case Management, Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care, housing, care referrals, etc, ... if you live in the States, go to the website link below.... click on your State.... now click on the city/county. https://www.agingcare.com/local/Area-Agency-on-Aging

And please come back to the forums if you have any Caregiving questions, we would be more than happy to share our experiences with you, and give you ideas on what to do.
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does anyone have any info on where I go to get the ball rolling I take her to all doc appointments, she cant feel her left side from strokes she cant see to read or write she cant live alone where do I go to get caregiver pay in Batavia Ohio
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I live in ohio my mom is on SSI she is legally blind a cancer patient and is not allowed to live alone how to I get caregiver pay officially?
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I have been caring for my mother inlaw for 2 years .she still lives in her home and I live across the street from her .I cook and clean for her I take her back and forth to doctors appointment I give her medication everyday I take care of her daily and evening.so can I be paid for doing this ?
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Iquit my job two years ago to take care of my mother inlaw she has demencha and altimers .I am with her all the time I take care of her .can I be paid by social security ?
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In case you need to fill out a IRS form 1040, I found a blank form in this link http://goo.gl/sjM28t. This site PDFfiller also has some tutorials how to fill it out and a few related tax forms that you might find useful.
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i am 90 yrs old and have been tramtized by my wfe. she is sorry and wants to make amends. can she get ss pay to make me better ?
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i am caring for and elderly friend who is living in my home. we r both on ssa and finding it hard to make ends meet. is there anyway I can get some help from ssa
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No such animal. Social Security does not pay caregivers.
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Tracyd123, there is very little help out there.
your mom MIGTH qualify for Medicaid, and IF you're in one of the very few states that pay family to perform caregiving duties (specific duties) you MIGHT get some pay that way.
the VA might pay something for agency care or nursing home, (not family members) but your mom has to be a veteran (or her husband) and the process takes a long time (like 18-24 months).
otherwise, you're not going to find anything, unless you go on "go fund me" and start begging.
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I need financial help taking care of our mother. Where do I start and what do I do?
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Shelia, You y need to go back to work as a nurse......one of the highest-paying professions in the US. You went to a lot of trouble to obtain the RN or the BSN or the LPN, and now you need it. Find someone to check in on your mother while she is still in GA. Eventually she may want to go back to FL and live out her life (with care). You'll be able to afford it then.
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can my daughter in law get paid for time for watching me and running errand
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can I GET PAY TO CARE FOR MY SICK HUSBAND
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Can I get Benfit if I care for my husband
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I take offense to the iPad thing. I am my mothers caregiver and I have given up my whole life, my house is now rented out, all my belongs are sold or in storage at my sisters basement, my pets, my friends in NY and I'm going farther in debt each year because I cant met my debts with my rental income. Is there any help for me out there.

Lonely in Fl
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