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This Week's Carenote - 08/02/11
I am currently caring for my fiancé who has an SSI case pending. I have two daughters and he has one who stays with us three to five days out of the week. He is not able to work and I only have a part-time job while going to school full-time online. I am trying to find the right people to talk to about getting assistance and becoming his permanent chore services provider/caregiver. He has no current doctor because he does not have health insurance, so he goes to CNS in Pontiac, Michigan for his treatments. We both have open DHS cases and receive food; I get medical and child care for my children.
 
It is not currently possible for me to meet all the requirements needed by my children and my fiancé with me working outside of the home. If you could help me with the information I need, or direct me to the right people, I would highly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.
 
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Name: La len
Location: Taiwan
Date: 08/02/2011
Time: 08:53 AM

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Hello, probably ask your love-ones/relatives to take care your family for the meantime, explain to them what your real situation and ask them to give you a time for that matters, and also especially don't forget to pray for your family because only God can help you to find ways to your problem. That is all I can say.. thank you.


Name: Sandi
Location: Fargo ND
Date: 08/02/2011
Time: 06:46 AM

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Dear Caregiver....contact your county social worker department to find out how to proceed with payment for caregiving needs. The county staff have the $ from states and then each county determines how to spend. This is variable depending on the location where you reside. The SW should have the information you need. Good luck!


Name: marcia
Location: troy, MI
Date: 08/02/2011
Time: 05:40 AM

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You need to ask DHS for an assessment for "Home Help" aka "Chore Services." They will assess your fiance for his daily care needs and assign a number of payable hours per week based on the time it takes for caregiving. Then you can enroll with DHS as his paid caregiver.


 







 

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