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Nursing Home Bound Mother

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baldy

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What is the name of your state? Ohio.
My 87 yr old mother has been placed in a Nursing Home and on Medicade. She has lived in a Senior's Apartment, on a reduced rent, up to this point. Her rent for the apartment was a percentage of her Medicare.
While cleaning her apartment we found two (2) credit card bills, with a combined balance of $26,500.00. It appears that she has been making monthly payments, but now being in a Nursing Home she will not be able to make these payments, all her money is now going to the State for her Nursing Home Payments.
At one time, years ago, my name appeared on one of these accounts, but I asked her to remove my name as a user.
How do we handle these bills? I do not have the funds to be able to pay these accounts. She has nothing in the was of assests, stocks, bonds, never owned a home or had a bank account. She cashed her checks at the local store and paid with Money Orders.
I have check my credit report, but it only goes back two years and at this time I see nothing relating to these accounts.
I DO love my mother and would give anything to be able to help her with these unexpected bills, but my funds are very tight and I don't want to end up losing my home.
HELP!!!!!
 
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deweydecimal

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as long as YOUR name is not on any of them, then you dont owe anyone a dime.

she is responsible for her bills, if she has no money then the credit card company will wind up with zero as well. That's why we all pay 19% interest to cover your mothers default!
 
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