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I am currently on Medicaid legally because I am poor. I have

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I am currently on Medicaid legally because I am poor. I have been offered the position of becoming head of my household, but not owner of my house. To be head of the household three people in my house will pay in check form the rent into my bank account and then I pay all four rents to the landlord. The rent for all four rooms combined is $2,800. I pay $675. I earn little enough to be legally on Medicaid. If my housemates in the future put their rent checks into my account and then I pay it to the landlord can I stay on Medicaid?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: I live in Washington State.
JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?
Customer: I do not own assets. I have not signed to be head of household and get three checks from housemates into my bank account before sending it to the landlord, I have been offered the position.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that is my question. I earn little enough from my job my bank account stays under $2,000. I am curious if my housemates rent checks if they were to go into my bank account before I pay the full rent if that would count against me and take me off Medicaid?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Maverick replied 5 months ago.

WA's Medicaid eligibility limit for assets is $2,000. If depositing these rent checks into your account causes your balance to exceed that amount, you could lose your eligibility.

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