My brother is on my dad's checking account but he doesn't have power of attorney or guardianship. Dad is deemed incompetent now due to very quickly progressing dementia (long story, he got pancreatitis). He is now in a skilled nursing facility. They say he has progressed physically and mentally as much as he is going to. He will have to be sent to a nursing home as he is still in diapers and can't do anything for himself. They want my brother to apply to Medicaid for him. But we know he has too much financially to qualify. We know they will take all he has before he will qualify. They said they will go back 5 years on his account. Is it illegal for my brother to take his money?? He did move it to his personal account when dad landed in ICU. We aren't even sure that is right?
It has been an exhausting emotional rollercoaster with everything that has happened with my dad. Kudos to all of you who deal with everything involved in taking care of the weak every day!!