Skip to comments.If mom can't pay, adult child must (Pennsylvania's filial statute)
Posted on 07/12/2009 9:29:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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So if he refuses to pay his mother’s health bills, does his daughter get stuck with it?
At some point you just have to declare bankruptcy and say to hell with it all.
+1 on the WTF
Sorta like the national debt, only up close and personal...
If he collects the 100K from daughter he would be A-Ok. :(
Just how many is that? Two or three?
Move to Honduras and leave no forwarding address.
Declare her mentally incompetent and then take control of all of her money.
More elite kids must be needin’ jobs. The credit games are part of the job shuffle.
That’s fine. We need new leadership, and the defaults to come will give us a chance to get it. Immorality doesn’t come from hardships.
I tend to agree, but if mom runs up any more medical debt after son files bankruptcy, he won't be able to discharge it for eight years. I wonder if the PA filial statute applies when the children live in another state that doesn't have a similar law.
Its exactly like whats going to happen with the national debt
I would start with a paternity test.
Just wow man...
Sounds like a few lawyers need to be kneecapped. This is exactly the kind of thing that gic=ves them such a bad reputation.
I SELL Long Term Care Insurance (as well as several other financial and investment products).
I believe that PA is a “partnership state” but I might be wrong. That would mean that the government would “hold harmless” for “Medicaid Estate Recovery” the dollar amount of any LTC policy.
Having said that, the folks who think the government will have a kinder heart than Aetna, Humana, Mutual of Omaha, Physicians Mutual, Coventry, Blue Cross etc are NUTS!
Type “Medicaid Estate Recovery” and the name of YOUR state into your browser. These folks are more ruthless than the IRS. They will seize the property of kids who inherit anything from a person who owes debts for Long Term Care or any other Medicaid bill!
The Medicaid Estate Recovery types BRAG about the money that they seize, from relatives! Yes, PA has some laws that allow them to do this, while Gramps is still alive, but the FEDS mandate that all states do this, when Gramps is DEAD! (only difference is the Federal rules only mandate recovery of inherited funds from the Medicaid beneficiary.) For this particular person, I would ask: Are you a Veteran? Did you serve during a declared War, as recognized by the VA?
If so, then there is a little known option called the “VA Pension” that might help, to the tune of about $1,800 a month.
If he can be stuck with her running bad debt tab then cant he get power of attorney to stop this garbage?
That should give him a direct line to get it, the legal precedent of this law that he’s responsible for her financially.
Take away a man’s ability to make a living, it is good as murdering him. These lawyers think they are smart, just like divorce lawyers they are dealing with raw emotions, depriving a person of hope and future, and make them desperate. Cross the wrong person and these lawyers will end up in a body bag. Tragic mass shootings at a law firm is waiting to happen.
I meant to add, the WIDOW or spouse of a wartime Vet can ALSO qualify for a “VA PENSION” for “Aid and Attendance” or Long Term Care help.
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