Apr 01, 2016 - 12:27 PM
If living there rent free without having to be a caregiver, I would agree that you should be paying some of the expenses. Since you have already stated that a caregiver handling the care needs would be thousands of dollars, I would say no, you should not pay rent. There are support groups available that you should contact to assist with the relationship. Also, if your mother-in-law or father-in-law were in the military, you should look into the Aid and Attendance benefit. www.va.gov. look under Pension from the drop down menu. Depending on her income and assets she may be eligible for up to $1,149.00 a month to pay for your caregiving. Please keep in mind that if she does apply and receives the benefit, she must pay you and you can not give it back to her. If she has too much in the way of assets to qualify, there are ways to legally reposition assets in order to be eligible for the benefit.
Apr 04, 2016 - 10:14 AM