My dad, 82, lives in AL, has Medicare and Medicaid. He and a buddy (who has Medicare/Medicaid, age like 66) teamed up several yrs ago (dad 78 at the time) and did some bulldozing work for a girlfriend of buddy, (since then they broke up). They are claiming this lady never paid them for their work which amounts to almost 7 to $8000. The lady had harassment charges against buddy and had to go to court. This buddy drug my dad to court with him several months ago as support he, was not called as a witness though. I went too because of suspicion of this "buddy" and also because of my dad making stupid decisions, (his whole life actually). I wanted to hear for myself what was going on. Several weeks after the court date, the buddy in forms my dad that my dad has a court date coming up soon. My dad likes to hide information regarding this case fromme... I heard through the grapevine in our little town that my dad has a pending court date.
My dad has for years done bulldozing work for people that cannot afford it and he would never collect money from them. Now he's in a sh*t-a** mess with no $, except SS of $600+ which all goes to AL and he only gets $90 a month out of it. My husband and I have been paying most everything for him, the money he does spend is on his friends that come pick him up to go for coffee and drive him all over the country.
I am his POA and get his bank statements at my home, he can't read them anyway because he's legally blind and he never looked at them before when he could read. The bank statement shows where he uses his debit card to buy his friends gas money and buys their food during their outings. That's fine, but I am the one driving him constantly to doctors hours away appointments and buying him extra things etc. that he needs for his health that insurance doesn't pay for. My husband and I have been OK with that but I'm at the point where I need to make some boundaries with him.
Now he wants to come back home because he thinks he can live cheaper there than the assisted-living. ( It's a long story, and I have discussed that here on other forums, but he definitely needs to stay at assisted-living). I have had that talk with him regarding staying at assisted-living, he says he's fine and is going to come home. He's legally blind, neuropathy, trying to get a diabetic foot wound healed up, he's totally off-balance and has fallen twice in the last two weeks.
Now this dude has convinced my dad who's 82 to sue this lady alongside with him using the same lawyer. Later when I asked my dad, who is paying the lawyer fees? He said, "I don't know"...duh
So the day of the hearing the lady claimed she has receipts showing proof of payment to this buddy and buddy was supposed to pay my dad his share. The buddy said no she hasn't paid.
Anyway they are still waiting for future court dates to try to proceed to get collection.
My question is, if my dad does receive payment from her now, I'm thinking this money will go to Medicaid, am I right ??? I HOPE IT DOES !!!
I'm fed up...