My LO is was on disability for arthritis and now has significant dementia. Due to a lapse in her Part B, Medicare coverage,(long story she was not thinking clearly) she sustained some medical bills and ambulance bills that are past due. She's covered now, but not during the period she sustained these bills. It amounts to about $4000. She is now in a ALF and only gets to keep $66. per month of her disability check. She needs that for necessaries. I'm her POA. I don't see how she can even afford to pledge $20. of that per month on old medical bills.. If they file a lawsuit, there's nothing they could get, but a judgment. Any suggestions.
She does have an old car and some very used furniture that wouldn't bring much money.
(Also, I've looked into having her Part B reinstated for that lapse period so the bills will be covered, but Medicare would charge her for those lapsed months that she didn't pay in and she doesn't have the money for that. It would be almost $1000.00 she would have to pay Medicare Part B.)