What is a reasonable amount of reimbursement for me as an agent under a power of attorney who is paying bills, picking up...Read more
The answer is yes, but. Certainly, she should pay her fair share. The question is how to establish what is “fair” so that either (a) it is not challenged by Medicaid or (b) it can stand up to Medicaid’s questioning. You can either use your best judgment on the right amount, keeping careful records of the related expenses, or work with a local elder law attorney to determine the amount and how best to document it. The second route would be the safer course of action.
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Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
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...
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...