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First off, this is a lousy question for a poll. Particularly when the basic facts aren't yet nailed down. And when my guess for the correct response isn't there. So I'd ignore any poll results.

Next, 1099s are only required if you are in business. So, are your folks in the business of hiring health care workers and placing them with others? I'm guessing not.

I can't really tell, but my guess is that they hired this person to help take care of themselves. In that case, a 1099 is not a option. The health care worker would either get nothing from your folks, or would be a household employee and get a W-2. Plus your folks would need to take care of withholding taxes and filing the appropriate reports with both the IRS and your state.

If I were a betting man, I'd bet this person would meet the definition of a household employee.

--Peter
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