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My mother is a ward of the state. I am her daughter and her legal guardian. What happens upon her death? Do I pay for funeral expenses? Does the state?

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It does not make sense. A Guardian is appointed for the "person" and the "estate" of the ward. There is no third category. You really need to read the court documents. As a ward of the state, the state will dispose of the body. Nothing more, no funeral, no wake. Been there. Done that.
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Ok. Let me try again. My mother is disabled and is on SSI and Medicate. I am her legal guardian - but only as far as legal decisions go. I'm not responsible for her medically or financially. Does that make sense?
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Wait a second. She is either a ward of the state or she is your ward, but she cannot be both. If the courts made her a ward of the state, that means they removed any previous guardians. Read the court decision.
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