My dad lives with me and currently pays half of all the living expenses (rent, groceries, and utilities.) He has an aide three times a weeks for four hours a day (mostly for bathing.) I feed him breakfast everyday. I leave sandwiches, fruit and a dessert for his lunch everyday. I make him dinner every night. I do all the grocery shopping and whatever is left of his laundry after the aide leaves. I have had to change his sheets if the aide did not. I take care of all of his medications. I make sure to set up any appointments he needs, doctor or otherwise. I take him for a haircut every few weeks. I take him to the church and diner every Sunday. I take care of all of his bills and finances, including getting his taxes done. I do all of this, on top of my full-time job in NYC, being a single mom to 10-year old twins, and trying to still have a life outside of all of this responsibility. It is all quite overwhelming. I was wondering, if my dad's condition ever escalated to the point where he would need full-time care, would I be able to collect any benefits if I quite my job to be his full-time caretaker? Or, would I be able to "charge" him for services?