Where do I find info for POA for my mom whom is a veteran?

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My mom has had a few mild strokes and her kind is not what it used to be, she stopped paying her bills, cleaning her house, and bathing on a regular basis, she is also incontinent, I am in the process of digging out her home which she has been evicted from for non payment of homeowner association assessment, I have set up a deal with he HOA to rent her unit to pay her arrears so I can try to catch up her mortgage payments so she doesn't loose her home all together, she is not understanding the art it will straighten out her finances and when the bills are paid she can sell the house and get what she and dad worked hard for.She fell into a fraud situation and for the last year and a half has been sending money to people in Jamaica and Africa, thinking " it's not her money" but in reality it is . She is a Veteran and I am seeking POA so I can deal with this in a legally correct way.

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Thank you JesseBelle, I did get medical POA before she left rehab, we have now moved her accross country and are in the process of setting her up with new doctors, physically she is fine but her mental state at times is questionable, but we can work with it.
She still doesnt want to pay her bills but thats another story thanks for the advise.
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The lost money is probably water under the bridge, but you can keep more money from flowing under there. If your mother is still legally competent and willing, she can name you as her POA as maryserv wrote. You may also want to see about getting her healthcare POA (healthcare proxy) if she needs help with medical decisions. Having the healthcare proxy will give her doctors the ability to talk to you. Many doctors will still request a HIPAA form to be signed by your mother, but some only require a copy of the proxy form. When I go to the doctor with my mother I introduce myself as my mother's daughter and proxy. They talk freely with me, which really helps.
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Her status of a Veteran does not have anything to do with someone becoming power of attorney. Depending upon what state you are in, the form has many names. If her doctor can attest that she is of sound enough mind to sign a legal document, then she can execute a Durable Power of Attorney. I recommend her naming a successor Attorney in Fact after you in case you are not available or unable to serve. There are easy to find formats for this online. Your mom will have to attest to it in front of a Notary Public. I recommend that you file it with the Clerk's office so you don't have to worry if you misplace the original. As far as the fraud is concerned, you need to first do a police report and see where they lead you. Good Luck on that! I hope she gets some of her money back!
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Should read her mind, not kind and she is not undertanding that it will straighten out her finances
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