Q: Ward has full guardianship in MI, small Tribal stipend once a year, Need guardian of person and estate or both in OH?
Incapacitated Ward under Full guardianship (person/estate) in Michigan has been moved to Ohio nursing home long term care on full Medicaid/Medicare. I made the facility rep payee for SS check. Ward has one monthly bill, and basic needs/care (clothing, personal items) managed by guardianship now. She receives an annual/once a year stipend from her Tribe of 700-1500 amount can sometimes be zero, not always guaranteed to receive. The amount takes care of her monthly bill, personal items, and pays the guardianship stipend. Amount is under 2000 allowed by Medicaid and is spent down as described every year. In Ohio do I need to be guardian of person and estate to manage this or can being just guardian, spend down money as described? What is the amount paid for guardianship in Ohio? If I move her to different county still in Ohio do I need to reapply for guardianship in different county, Lucas to Wood?
A: You may be required to 'transfer' the guardianship to the Ohio court. The Michigan court no longer has jurisdiction and may not be able to terminate the case unless it is being transferred. You bring up a couple other complicated issues. I recommend seeking counsel in the county in which the ward lives (or will live).
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