They both signed off on selling their home last Thursday, mother in law passed the following Saturday. Is her signature still binding? There is $4200. in their bank account, they pre-arranged funeral, all paid for, can I remove the money for opening the grave? Also, the state taxes are due on their home and home owners insurance...and of course...the electric is being used at a minimum at the house. Also, they must pay for their telephone at the nursing home. We had been using what was received by Social Security from each for the month payments, which was $150.00 a month. Now that will be cut to $75.00 monthly and we will have the same bills. Can I access the money at the bank to spend down for these bills? Before I have to give it to the nursing home? Once their home is sold....can I put enough back into his bank account to bring it up to the minimum before the nursing home wants their share? They have not yet put a lien on the home.
Thank you, Jane