Mom living with us soon
I have decided to have mom live with us.
Again, all of these posts have been so helpful, but while we can take care of her concerning food, etc. - what is she allowed to pay for out of her social security? How do you account for food?
Do I save receipts for just what she eats? It seems "petty" to me but I've already read that they are allowed to chip in for "utility" bills - and it does get cold where we live and we keep temps low
How do you determine these amounts?
We are elderly ALSO and are not wealthy so I don't want to have to incur extra expenses if she is allowed to pay without
it looking like we are trying to get money from her (if that is worded correctly... and to the point.. :0)
So, I save receipts for new clothes (she's not my size so not suspicion there), what about if she wants to treat me to lunch?
etc. etc. She won't pay bills here but she will want to spend some money, I know.
I really need guidance. Thanks so much I want to do the right thing so no one suspects any fraud - even though she doesn't have that much