Q: My uncle has cancer close to passing. We are in nyc
He has been in a home for 15 years. His parents "my grand parents" are both deceased. His brother had passed my mother his sister has passed and since She passed I've become his guardian. He has another neice that's in ohio but has no contact with him or the home. He is a Vietnam vet and he has a pension from the state of N.Y.. He has no will and is a stubborn man and won't right one. He won't eat or let them give him a tube and I can't ask for one since he is mentally competent still. So what do i do when he passes? How do I get access to the money to bury him from the military. I work for the city so I know the process there.
A: You will become his estate administrator and collect the pension. However, if you are his guardian of the person, you can direct medical treatment.
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