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To get paid you should have had an agreement with Mom in writing, preferably signed by both of you and notarized. Or even on a POA saying you would be paid.
What is in Moms Will cannot be touched. The Executor has to follow thru. You could try to bill the estate like a creditor but I don't think that will work. The other beneficiaries can't give you money because that will cost them taxes. Inheritances don't cause taxes if under a certain amount. My brother inherited Moms house, but ended up not wanting it. He had to legally turn it back to the estate otherwise it would be a gift if he turned it over to me.
If there is no signed caregiver contract, what you can try, this may or may not work, is keep a running log of each day [starting with today], what chores you did, how you helped your Mom, etc. That way, once your Mom does pass, you could try to see if the Probate Court would accept that diary, and would agree to some type of payment. Also, it depends if your Mom has assets in her estate.
You could even talk with an Elder Law Attorney to see what you can do. Each State has different laws.
If your client has passed, and you were not mentioned in the will, my best guess is you got just what you were 'left'. And if that's 'nothing', then it's nothing.
So the person has already DIED?
Because you cannot get compensation after someone is gone unless there was a contract that stipulated your pay, and you are still owed money.
It is too late to ask for compensation from someone when they are already dead.
I may be completely misunderstanding you question, so if you can detail it a bit I can perhaps be of more help. I hope so. Meanwhile I wish you good luck.