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what happens to my SSI disability benefits and medicaid if I receive an inheritance? I am 63 yrs old, and shy of 40 quarter SS benefits
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 2 years ago
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SSDI is based on a person's disability, not on their resources. So if the recipient comes into an inheritance, it won't affect their benefits. SS is not affected by resources either.

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However, Medicaid is resource based, so it could reduce or terminate any Medicaid benefits until the money was spent down. Medicaid also has a rule that a recipient has to report any changes in their resources within 10 days following the end of the month that someone receives benefits.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
since I am 63 am I qualified for Medicare
Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 2 years ago

According to Medicare,

Under 65 - Generally speaking, if you are under age 65, you will qualify for Medicare if:

  1. You have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or
  2. You have received Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments for 24 months (or in the first month of disability for ALS ("Lou Gehrig's Disease"))

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thanks

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