And why deposits?? Medicaid (Wayne County NY) is looking for explanations on my dad's 5 year look back, but he has an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma (brain tumor). He is only 65 and had no idea until an episode last Thanksgiving and has been hospitalized ever since. He is declining at a rapid pace and only has a few months at best. He has next to no short term memory and can't even remember his email password that he has used day in and day out for years, let alone why he wrote a check to cash 2 years ago. Even if he did remember he can't communicate anymore, most of what he says is gibberish or nonsensical. I have absolutely no way of knowing the who, what, when and where of his banking. I have copies of the checks written but many are to cash and the copies of checks and banking statements are no help. My dad barely got by, he has *no* hidden money. At 60-65 he had no reason to think he would be in a nursing home in the next 5 years to try to hide assets. He lives in a trailer after losing his home and vehicle when he was unable to find work. His income is SSI and still has to borrow money from my grandma from time to time. We don't even know how we will be able to pay for cremation and services.
I also don't understand why they are requesting info on deposits and minimal transfers (five for $60-$100 to my brother and I)?? I understand money out, but money in? How is that any of their business, and why does it matter who it was from? Money coming in and being spent on bills, personal items, food, etc is not being hidden?
I don't know what to do? Please help???