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Can I be reimbursed for my mileage while I cared for my mother-in-law?

Posted on Wed Sep 9, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Mileage Reimbursement for Relative Care in Delaware County

Most Recently Updated July 21, 2018.

“Before she died, my mother-in-law lived in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and I drove from the Jersey Shore every weekend to take care of her. Now that she has died, her estate is being divided up between her children. They refuse to compensate me for mileage I traveled taking care of their mother. Can I make a claim to be paid?”

Mileage Reimbursement for Relative Care in Delaware County

Mileage Reimbursement for Relative Care in Delaware County

Your mother-in-law’s estate is to be divided up between the heirs as her will dictates, or through the rules of intestacy if she had no will. Prior to the division of the assets, all her creditors will be paid. If you had no agreement showing that you were to be reimbursed, it will be difficult to prove that you are a creditor.

Family members often travel to take care of other ill family members without reimbursement. So, the burden would be on you to prove that this travel was done under an agreement with her where you would be reimbursed. That being said, the heirs can always agree to give you some of the estate as compensation for your travel, but if they would agree to that, I imagine you would not have needed to write this question.

More Probate Questions?

Reimbursement is only part of the overall probate process. By all means, if you wish to learn more, please read my more detailed article, The Probate Process All You Need to Know.

In Conclusion: Mileage Reimbursement for Relative Care in Delaware County

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining reimbursement for elder care. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!

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