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Q: Do I have to pay for my grandmas home bill?

I live in Tampa, Florida and my grandma recently had to move into a facility for elderly. This happend while I wasnt even in the country. I never signed anything and I am no responsible for my grandma since i am legally disabled myself. She actually is my payee. I only live off of SSI benefits and foodstamps. Now the facility sent me a Bill over about 20.000$ which about 14.300$ have been covered by her insurance but they want me to pay 5.700$. I obviously cant pay that much and as far as i know there is a law that would force me to pay but it doesnt apply in florida. I dont know what to do and i am hoping that I dan decline the payment.

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: She is paid your SSI benefits? That doesn't matter; I see no reason you would be required to pay for her living in the facility,

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