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    Disability Benefits: Re: SSI Date of Disability

    Thank you so much for all your help, Janke. I very much appreciate it.

    Mom died with essentially no assets, except for the $20,000 in life insurance policies and a cemetery plot next to my/our...
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    Disability Benefits: Re: SSI Date of Disability

    And yes, he was in special ed in elementary school in the 70s and 80s. He has a mild learning disability. We went to Catholic school, so I don't know what kind of testing they did to evaluate him or...
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    Disability Benefits: Re: SSI Date of Disability

    Thank you, Mercy.

    Yes, he currently has no income and no assets. No burial insurance. We have space reserved in our mom's cemetary plot (she is being cremated and her remains buried) for him when...
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    Disability Benefits: Re: SSI Date of Disability

    Thank you Janke, I appreciate all of the information!

    I completed the disability application online on the SSA website, and I put the approximate month he last worked in 2008 as the disability...
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    Disability Benefits: Re: SSI Date of Disability

    Thank you Mercy. That is helpful.
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    Disability Benefits: SSI Date of Disability

    Hello all,

    I'm getting ready to complete an application for SSI online, for my 46 year old brother.

    He suffered a stroke on 3/8/19, which left him paralyzed on the right side. He is currently...
  7. Estate Assets and Debts: Re: How Should Debts of an Estate be Paid Out of Retirement Accounts

    A surviving spouse yes, a caretaker, only in very limited circumstances. I still think the OP needs advice from an elder law or estate planning attorney before proceeding further.
  8. Estate Assets and Debts: Re: How Should Debts of an Estate be Paid Out of Retirement Accounts

    Yes, there is a 5 year look back period to review for any improper transfers of assets. Any improper transfers will make the applicant ineligible for long term care Medicaid for a period of time.
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  9. Estate Assets and Debts: Re: How Should Debts of an Estate be Paid Out of Retirement Accounts

    It sounds to me like she had Medicaid, NOT Medicare.

    Medicare will not pay for assisted living, only a nursing facility, and only very short term stays at that. There are also no asset/resource...
  10. Disability Benefits: Re: Who Recieves Social Security Benefits for a Spouse in Long-Term Nursing Home Care

    Whether or not the "community" spouse can keep part of the "institutionalized" spouse's income is dependent on the community spouse's income and living expenses.

    If the community spouse has...
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    Disability Benefits: Re: Medicaid Eligibility while Receiving SSDI

    In some states, people with SSI are categorically eligible for Medicaid.

    In those states, the income limits for Medicaid for the aged, blind and disabled are quite low. As a result, when or if a...
  12. Support Arrears: Re: What to Do About Child Support Arrears if You Have Major Health Issues

    I would suggest moving out of Texas to a state that's opted into the Medicaid expansion, so he can at least get Medicaid and help with his medical expenses. But with the Republicans being bent on...
  13. Spousal Rights and Duties: Re: How to Marry Without Affecting Public Benefits

    What specific benefits? Food stamps or Medicaid?
  14. Social Security Issues: Re: Can the Social Security Administration Grant Guardianship Over an Adult

    Sugarbear, if you're only getting $16 a month in food stamps it's likely because you're not paying for a heating or cooling cost in addition to your rent.

    Do you pay a gas or electric bill or...
  15. Guardianship: Re: Elder Law / Guardianship in Ma

    It's not uncommon for a nursing home to file for guardianship if a person needs to apply for Medicaid but is mentally unable to assist in the process.
  16. DNA Testing: Re: Confirming Paternity for a Parent Who is Deceased

    I have 4 biological siblings. We all have different hair and eye colors. Black, brown, red and blonde hair. Dark brown, brown, hazel, and green eyes. Different heights and for the girls, different...
  17. Disestablishing Paternity: Re: What Happens at a Hearing to Set Aside an Acknowledgment of Paternity

    I'm trying to figure out how this woman got pregnant somewhere between November 2015-January 2016, and by April had already given birth?? A 3-5 month pregnancy??

    Either she was already 5-6 months...
  18. Guardianship: Re: Will a Court Appoint Guardians for a Child of Minor Parents

    Why not help your son get a job and a driver's license? Then he CAN support his own child.

    And the grandparents, for all their money and education, apparently failed at teaching their son about...
  19. Medicare and Medicaid: Re: Can a Nursing Home Evict a Resident While a Medicaid Application is Pending

    I am a long term care Medicaid caseworker in Ohio.

    I can't comment specifically on Michigan's Medicaid rules as Medicaid differs somewhat by state.

    However, I can tell you that at least here in...
  20. Caregivers: Re: Hiding Pension from Assisted Living Facility

    Does your mother receive Medicaid to pay for the facility?

    If so, she can lose her Medicaid eligibility over this and be expected to private pay for the facility and be put out if she can't afford...
  21. Retirement Benefits: Re: Early Retirement to Care for a Parent, and Social Security Benefits

    Does your parent receive Medicaid?

    Look into what's called HCBS Waiver services. It's a Medicaid program which pays for home health aides to care for elderly or disabled people. It's meant to be...
  22. Medicare and Medicaid: Re: Will Payments to a Relative for Home and Living Expenses Affect Medicaid Eligibil

    You're confused about the income cap vs cost of care. I am a Medicaid case worker in Ohio.

    There is no "difference" between the $2199 income cap and the nursing home cost of care that has to be...
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    Garnishment and Execution: Re: Wage Garnishment Against a Married Couple

    Yes, that's basically what it is, HR. I know the health insurance part is probably debatable. But my state retirement deduction in lieu of Social Security and my union dues are absolutely mandatory....
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    Garnishment and Execution: Re: Wage Garnishment Against a Married Couple

    So they CAN garnish our checking EVEN if we're voluntarily paying?!

    And my pay stubs and possibly my husband's show the bank that our pay is being direct deposited to. Can I black that out before...
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    Garnishment and Execution: Wage Garnishment Against a Married Couple

    My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: Ohio

    A law firm won a judgment against my husband and I for city taxes.

    They now sent us each a notice of garnishment. We have 15 days to...
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