With a special needs trust that requires Medicaid to be paid back following the beneficiary’s death, what is the sta...Read more
That would be fine if properly structured. There are tax and other employment law issues as well as possible Medicaid implications if your mother-in-law requires nursing home care in the future. The arrangement should be formalized in an employment agreement so that there are no misunderstandings down the road. Your sister will need to report the compensation on her tax return. If the care is ordered by a physician, your mother-in-law should be able to deduct the pay as a health care expense. Given all of these issues, I’d recommend consulting with an elder law attorney or accountant (or both) before moving ahead.
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Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
Ron M. Landsman has been practicing elder law since 1983, before it was known as elder law, originally with Landsman and Laster, Washington, D.C., then Landsman, Eakes and Laster, also in Arlington, VA, and since 1990 in his own practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. He has been among the most active members of the...
Loretta Morris Williams is a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Ms. Williams was admitted to the Council of Advanced Practitioners, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in 2012. She serves as President of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ms. Willia...