Unfortunately, the law allows that a defendant can be assessed the costs of their incarceration if they can afford that cost. If he is receiving SS then that is for his care, not for you to pay other expenses, so the court can indeed order the check be sent to the facility for his care or to defray the cost of his care. You could get some relief
from the court for the money you pay for his insurance and medical care, but not for keeping the home up for him to come back to. You would have to file a motion with the court that sentenced him for a waiver or relief for the medical insurance/care costs.
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