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I sold my apt in nj and other ed to florida almost 2 yrs ago.....my mom passed away and we didn't want my 86 yr old father to be alone .....my sister has family and husband who can't relocate down here so I'm her....I will be 60 on my next birthday & have no income .......so,done told me to go to socia,l security office because friends of hers was a letter to get money to ,I've on and food stamps.....my dad solely supports me and pays all of my bills other than my health insurance....so does anyone know what I can do?......Verbal abuse seems to be my fathersecond best event ...and he HAS terrible anger problems. ....I do everything in this house ...there should be away to get paid ...oh is also veteran from korean war.....if anyone can help I'd appreciate it......thanks geri

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I cant thank you enough for that info i will call the one he goes to and see if they can help or need to go to another location.....THANK U again
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If your father is a Veteran there are programs that will allow you to get paid while you are caring for him.
If this is the case contact the VA and ask about the VIP program.
The veteran is evaluated as to how much care he requires, a budget is set and you hire caregivers and pay them from that budget. A spouse can not get paid but an adult child can. As long as you are 18 or older.
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Marlee, I found an article here at Aging Care I hope will be helpful for you. It was written last year.

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/va-aid-attendance-new-eligibility-rules-177294.htm
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Thanks for ur help and good luck with you call today
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Theres an article on cash for caregivers it is a medicaid program your local area on aging can give you more info. Suposedly. I tried to call the one in houston but nope disconnected ill be calling the medicaid office in the am.
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Thanks just to be clear i never thought there was a way to get paid and i never looked for obe...hes my dad im doing what needs to be done but people came to me telling me i can get paid......Veteran’s pension which he has has "aid & attendance program" that does pay wife/ children who are taking care of vets.
So if anyone else is in my situation can check it out its actually on this site..
Thanks
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Marlee, sorry I never heard of social security paying for a person to take care of their parent. Usually benefits come after a person has passed if one is a spouse or a child under a certain age.

Sadly there are a lot of myths floating around saying people can be paid :(
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Pls excuse the typo's
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I ws told that if i go to social security office theh will give me financial aid so i was just asking uf anyone knows about it or had done themselves...but thank you for takjng the time to answer
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Majority of grown children do not get paid for taking care of their parents.... unless the parent can pay them from their own retirement fund. If your Dad can pay you, you would need to set up an employment agreement, and pay payroll taxes.

Or you can check with the Veteran Administrations to see what programs are available to help your Dad. And you can check to see if your Dad could be accepted into Medicaid.... in some States [each State has their own programs] you could be paid, but it would be minimum wage for a few hours each week.
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