Veteran’s daughter is providing services to Veteran: talking to physicians, employees at the assisted living facility, paying all bills etc can she be paid?

If daughter is managing the "medical care” it may be billed and used as UME. However, there is no designated amount to claim per hour. Consequently, the hourly rate is subjective on the adjudicator, to offset the UME.

Paying non-medical bills is not usually considered UME. 

If daughter is providing personal care; e.g. ADLs, protective environment, medication management, or other "hands on" services, a higher rate may be charged.  Additionally, if a professional; e.g. nurse, CNA, the amount allowed may be even higher.

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