Does a nursing home take your social security payments? Yes, because the money is being used for the care of the nursing home resident, but it is Medicaid that allows this to happen. Sometimes the spouse who is currently living in the home where the social security recipient once lived had also been depending on the spouse’s social security income. In this case, the spouse can exercise his or her options.
Does a nursing home take your social security payments when the spouse at home does not receive enough money to survive? In the event that the spouse at home cannot make ends meet because the nursing home takes the maximum amount it is entitled to, the spouse can file an appeal. If the spouse can demonstrate that expenses exceed the amount he or she receives, the social security payments to them can be raised.
Does a nursing home take your social security payments when you are not married? Yes. But if the amount social security pays is not sufficient and the assets the patient currently has do not amount to $2,000, then Medicaid will pay the rest of the bill.
When Medicaid is assessing how much a nursing home resident has in assets, they are not permitted to consider several things. The amount of the resident’s house is one such asset that has a limit on the amount it can be counted as an asset. If the resident only owns one vehicle, this cannot be appraised as an asset; if there is more than one car, the other cars can be assessed.