I was Mom's caregiver for 8 months. Can I receive any payment for that if she has since passed?

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Can I receive payment for taking care of my mom the 8 months before her passing? She stayed home and had to have around the clock care. I've been told there are agencies that pay people for taking care of a sick parent. ???

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There are some programs that may be able to offer some help for your family.

Medicare provides some payments for hospice carethat may apply in this situation. In addition, look to see if there are any programs that can help with the cost of in-home care in your State?

Some states are now providing coverage for some of these home serves through Medicaid.

You should contact your Mother's Medicare insurance provider and her state Medicaid agency to see if she qualifies. (This is all very global information, and you may not be qualified, but I just wanted to let you know of all possibilities).

You also should go to the website www.benefitscheckup.org. This website, created by the National Council on Aging, provides a simple way for you to identify, local, state and federal programs for which your mother may have been eligible. The website has an online questionnaire that takes about fifteen minutes to complete. When you finish the questionnaire, the site will provide you with a list of programs that apply to your mother's needs. The information is confidential and you do not need to provide your name or other personal identification information.

My concern, is that is this going to be a problem because she is now passed on?

Hope this helps and the best of luck to you, and I am sorry for your loss.

Hospice, when signed up, is a free charge, and does pay for all aspects of their program. That is before death. There is no harm in contacting them.
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I would have gladly paid my sister, for what she put up with from Mother. But, Mother outlived her. I guess, I will pay her sons.
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Probably not. Payment for care has to be set up in the beginning with a written contract. After death, the Will is what distributes the money.
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My answer would be "no." I don't believe there's any agency that will pay someone retroactively for taking care of a parent. Medicaid, as just one example, looks at family caregiving as a gift. Even if you are CURRENTLY taking care of a parent, you can't pay yourself from her funds without incurring Medicaid's wrath in their 5-year look back without a carefully constructed caregiver contract. THEY, in particular, look at caregiving for a relative as a gift. There are ways people can get paid when they're actually administering to a patient, but after it's over? You're out of luck.
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Did mom have any resources? Your best bet would be to try to bill your mother's estate. That may not work since it sounds as if there was not an agreement in place.
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