The lawyer wants to put “excess income “ in pooled trust to qualify my mother for Medicaid. I looked at the budget & it doesn’t include accurate monthly expenses....so this would make income look higher...Lawyer filed application but is pushing for a pooled trust, which has a lot of confusion like monthly fees & deposit requirements...& mom would lose one month deposit...which has to be maintained at all times!! & they won’t pay first bills until 2 months pass!! So her bills would be late! I don’t know, but I feel that if I did this application myself, then I would have accurately included moms monthly expenses...which would eliminate the need for a pooled trust! I don’t feel comfortable with the whole thing ...when J applied for VA Aid & Attendance, I did it myself & was able to control the numbers/dollars that went into application...I put accurate numbers...which included caregiver expenses...which zeroed out all income. But lawyer didn’t include any of her monthly expenses ...then lawyer pushed for pooled trust which law firm has interest in...to me it’s lacking independence & is a Related Party transaction..anyone have experience with this?