MEDICAID/SS QUANDRY

Questions & AnswersCategory: Earnings LimitMEDICAID/SS QUANDRY
JMCMULLEN asked 7 months ago

MY WIFE IS IN A NURSING HOME AND WAS RECENTLY APPROVED FOR MEDICAID. MY INCOME IS NOT SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO MEET MY PROJECTED LIVING EXPENSES. AS A RESULT I WAS ALLOCATED MY WIFE SS TO HELP MEET THOSE EXPENSES. AS A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE, I CAN ONLY SPEND HER SS ON HER BEHALF. I RECENTLY REMOVED HER NAME FROM OUR HOUSE DEED. CAN I STILL USE HER SS TO PAY PART OF OUR MORTGAGE, HOUSE INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE TAXES?