My Mom, and youngest sister ,whom is mentally handicapped, live in our childhood home, which is in need of extensive repair, as it is aging also. Mom has no savings and they both receive SSI and Medicare. To make the home safe for them it will take tens of thousands of dollars of repairs and renovations. I don't have the financial means to do these repairs. I am willing to have them come to live with me and sell her home.
My concerns are how would this affect their benifits? Could they still recieve them? Can a portion of them be allocated to help me provide for them? Will I be responsible for all their housing needs? Food? Clothing? One can imagine all the questions going through my head.
I am going to seek professional and legal advise on these matters, but thought I would see if any one may have had a similar situation and/or can widen my perspective more.
I will do whatever I need to to take care of them, but am worried about the financial strain it may put on me in the future.
Any advise or guidance would be appreciated.