my mother has given out cash Christmas gifts to us
children for the past 40 years. They have been as:
given 100 dollars to each child
50 to each grandchild,
20 for each great-grandchild.
she buys clothes (the kids go get them).
she buys candy, cookies, books, etc.
she's done this for the past 40 years.
can she continue to do this?
what else can she spend her money for without affecting her Medicaid qualification?
she receives social security, has the cds as we've discussed before, and has cash coming from the sale of her home.
all of the funds from her cds, cash from her home sale, and her social security will be spent on her nursing home care till she's broke, then she'll go on Medicaid. The question is.....what exactly may she spend from her existing revenue sources for Christmas cash gifts, shoes, clothes, candy, etc. without affecting her qualifications for Medicaid?? can she continue to give out the same cash gifts she has done for years for Christmas gifts, and what else can she spend her money on without affecting her Medicaid application when she's broke??