My aunt didn’t do any financial planning before her stroke and going into a bad nursing home, needless to say. She was dirt poor and had nothing but a car and a few thousand dollars to her name. She never went to a lawyer because she thought she was too poor for one. I just need advice on her situation re Medicaid and don’t know what to ask or even if they would talk to me (I’m her niece and don’t have POA for her and my aunt cannot see the lawyer herself).
She won’t be driving again so we need to sell her car and as it may put her over the asset limit we need to know what is the best thing to do. She is already on Medicaid but will come up for recertification in September.
(sometimes I feel that elder lawyers aren’t interested in low income people, even if someone else can pay for a consultation)