Joe Jackson files allowance request

Michael Jackson’s father is seeking an allowance from his late son’s estate to help cover expenses that exceed 15,000 dollars a month, according to court documents.

The request seeking an unspecified amount for Joe Jackson was filed by lawyer Brian Oxman, who said there was no apparent reason for the administrators of the estate to not seek an allowance for the Jackson family patriarch.

Michael Jackson’s 2002 will, however, omitted any mention of his dad.

The King of Pop’s private trust calls for money to be paid to his mother, Katherine Jackson, his three young children, and various charities. A judge has approved more than 26,000 dollars in payments to Katherine Jackson each month, and a 60,000 monthly payment for the care of the children.

The latest court documents said Joe Jackson receives a 1,700 dollar monthly Social Security payment and had relied on his son for support for many years. “He does not have a regular or steady source of income, and he was dependent upon the money provided by his son, Michael Jackson, through his wife, Katherine Jackson, for his support,” the filing stated.

Howard Weitzman, an attorney for the administrators of Jackson’s estate, said in a statement: “Mr Jackson’s petition will be considered as are all requests for money from Michael’s estate.”

Joe Jackson has diabetes and had a stroke in 1998, the filing stated.

He has been married to Katherine Jackson for 50 years, but lists his home in Las Vegas. She lives at a family home in the San Fernando Valley north of LA.

The filings are inconsistent in several places, listing Joe Jackson’s age as 80 in one place and 81 in another. A declaration states his monthly expenses exceed 20,000 dollars a month, but an itemised list only includes slightly more than 15,000 dollars.

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