It’s likely that the state will accept affidavits from family members about the reason for the payments. A paper trail would certainly help. It all comes down to convincing the Medicaid worker when the time comes. We’d advise consulting with a local elder law attorney to learn about local practices and any steps you could take now to strengthen your case. Here is a directory of attorneys: http://www.elderlawanswers.com/elder-law-attorneys.
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