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His care assistant came to me cuz found out that I had a rental upcoming. I felt bad for the old man because apparently he was losing his apartment, I believe because of the new owner, at least that's what I've been told. I told him my apartment wouldn't be ready until a certain date, then he came to me with an emergency because the date that he was told to leave was much earlier so we had no place to go. I put them up for free in another apartment until I got enough work done for him to move into the apartment as planned even though it was already. They decided to move in because they told me it was ready enough and they would want to take care of a painting and someone they paid for the first two or three months was actually started getting to it and stopped paying me. I told them I'll even lower the rent although it was lower from the beginning. I knocked $500 off and I said so let's say the money that you owed me wasn't from the money of the previous fights, let's say the monthly rent would be 1500. You haven't paid so at least can you pay from now on it will work something out if we have to but now can you pay after. He agreed and paid less than what I asked for it said he doesn't have the money. The assistant told me they gave like $600 a month later $600 because he kept telling me he withhold that money to me kept making excuses. Now he's not paying at all and elderly men really I can't talk with him because he's not in the condition to be discussing this with anyways. I was told that he has a bit of dementia. The care assistant will not give me any information with reasonably asked questions, then he walked away while I was talking, very rude. Then three weeks ago on a Monday, from my window the care assistant got my attention and said to me he would have rent money Thursday or Friday. I let him know that I had some payments to make so don't say something if it's not true. He says I guarantee it so I was relying on the money then he never paid. So more than a week after I was outside he told me he had to go to court something map and then he's going to resolve the money problem. I'm coming Tuesday in court and then for sure he'll pay be the money freed to be released I could not ask a question why because he would not allow me. I was trying to say I read it because I was guaranteed that the elderly man had money to pay from whatever he receives Tuesday evening. I knock on his door because he told me you would have my money so the care giver now denied saying what he told me. He said he would have to go to court on That Tuesday and another time another time after that it doesn't make sense to also never did go to court etc...

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This is very hard to follow. One giant run-on sentence. Your profile says you're caring for a 62 year old, but your talking about a WWII vet?
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Hello leeshredder,

Can you contact a family member or a social worker to help your tenant apply for VA assistance?

He would qualify since he served in a war.

Does he have a caregiver that you could speak with? Is he living by himself with dementia?

Please provide a bit more information.

Best wishes to you and your tenant.

You sound like a kind and generous person that is now finding yourself over your head at the moment.
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There’s nothing you can apply for. Your tenant needs to contact the VA to find out what assistance, if any, is available to him. The VA doesn’t really offer direct financial assistance to help pay rent. What they do is connect veterans to local housing agencies & find them placement and housing vouchers.
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Call APS out of concern for the elderly man because his caregiver is likely scamming the elderly man out of his income.

See an attorney to obtain a legal rental agreement that does not allow the caregiver any rights to live there, and no rights to become a resident after the resident passes. Also, to start a civil suit for back payment of rent. [Eviction may not be possible due to the pandemic.] You will need an attorney, and some will be free for those on SSDI.

Contact your local senator's office for ideas and help.

Do you have a signed rental agreement? Did you do a background check on both person's now residing in the apartment?

This story sounds like you are being scammed. Being on SSDI, with a special needs daughter puts you in a vulnerable position. You will need an advocate to help you out of this unfortunate situation.

I hope other caregivers can give better advice.

Disclaimer: Every state is different. I am not a legal professional. See an attorney.
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I suggest that you look into finding a good landlord forum with users in your state who may know local laws and special programs.

Your local library may have some good resources for you as well.

I am concerned that you may not be taking the business side of your rentals seriously enough.
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I wouldn’t waste money on lawyers and lawsuits here. I mean you are already out the rent money. You should probably just call APS and report him as a vulnerable adult. The man is probably judgement-proof so I just can’t see spending thousands on rental contracts prepared by a lawyer & civil suits (this is probably small claims territory anyway, not a civil suit). I’m not saying a WWII veteran needs to be kicked out but something is not right here and even if the caregiver isn’t stealing his money, he can’t afford the rent apparently. APS needs to intervene and find him placement, he probably qualifies for LTC.
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I hope you put everything in writing. Verbal communication will not stand up, your word against his.

Yes, call Adult Protection Services and report a vulnerable adult. I wonder if the Caregiver is related or someone who latched on to the man because of his Dementia and taking his money. APS can take over the care of the Elderly man, he will become a Ward of the state. Your problem may be the Caregiver. He may claim squatters rights. Then you will need to evict.
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Looking forward to Leeshredder, the OP, returning with some information.

Now I remember why this caught my attention.

Year's ago, Hub's mother rented a room out to a man and his child, as he was separated from his wife. The man kept having to 'go to court' on criminal charges. Hub's Mom called us for help, wanted him to leave. He was accused of (never say what, why, how), but said he was just in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

A wise landlord would never rent to someone having criminal issues to deal with.

It took awhile to get the renter out without an attorney. A year later, his Mom told the story differently, making us look like the bad guy. Hence, no good deed goes unpunished. We ultimately had to stop trying to help her. The truth was, that she involved herself with people like that, we call them users. Her choice to keep them in her life.

So, where is the OP?
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