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If you are caring for an elderly family member or other loved one, are you getting paid? If not, should you be?
These provocative questions are explored in a helpful new article on VOA.com. Although it might seem awkward or inappropriate to ask to be paid, there are sometimes very good reasons for doing so. Oftentimes one adult child takes care of elderly parent(s) while the other siblings don’t help or are too far away to help.
If you have an appropriate caregiver agreement in place, everyone’s expectations will be clear and the agreement will be upheld if properly drawn up (hint: this is one thing that you really, really should see an elder law attorney about). Also, when such payments are made pursuant to a proper agreement, it is less likely that Medicaid will make trouble over the payments when the elderly person applies for Medicaid benefits.
For the complete article, see: Getting Paid to Look After Elderly Relatives