Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Family Law for Puerto Rico

Q: Hi my name is Peter. I moved to Puerto Rico from Chicago to care for my mother who had cancer and was living by herself.

My mother is 78 years old and cannot care for herself. I pay for all the bills and expenses. My question is, is there any financial assistance available, through guardianship that I can apply for and how do I get this financial asistance in order to be able to pay the bills and all other expenses? It's very difficult to pay all her expenses plus my own with only our Social Security income. Please advice. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jose M. Rivera Santos
Jose M. Rivera Santos
Answered
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Ponce, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Greetings:

Your mother can request government assistance to get food, try to qualify for medical assistance through medicaid and other services for the elderly through the local ombudsman offices as well as other government agencies that help the elderly.

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