Can I pay my children for services they provide to me, i.e. laundry, taking me to doctors appointments, etc.?
Yes, a child who provides a home and/or care to a parent is entitled to be compensated by the parent for such care. The parent’s doctor must provide a written statement that the care is necessary. The type of care provided to the parent and the payment received by the child should be explained in a written agreement signed by the parent and the child. The child must keep detailed records of the services provided and the compensation received.
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