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If you are presently recieving $945.00 for SSDI and you recieve

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If you are presently recieving $945.00 for SSDI and you recieve an inheritance check for $7,128.00(one time lump sum) how will this affect your present Medicare and Medicaid .I have already reported this to Childrens Health and Family Svcs.Will this reduce your present coverages?

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If you are receiving MedicAID (not just MedicAIRE) then you must keep your countable liquid assets to under $2,000. The $7,128 will cause you to be over that $2,000 threshold and you will loose the Medicaid benefits. If you are receiving just Medicare then it will not effect your benefits at all.



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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I know this may not sound on the up and up,but what if I were to give away $5,128.00 to someone then what.Would this put me at risk with the legal system?

If you renounce your inheritance or give some away that is a transfer of assets that makes you ineligible for Medicaid for a few months. You are required by law to report the money and the gift if you make a gift. You can spend the money on personal property like a car, furniture, clothes or electronics. You can also spend the money on house repairs if you own the home. You have to spend the money down to less than $2,000 within the same month of receipt.

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