We’re still paying people for not working?

Both Medicaid medical coverage and Supplemental Security Insurance — SSI eligibility depend on having very low income and assets. But if you live in a house you own, the house will NOT count as an asset when Medicaid and SSI decide on your eligibility.Oct 31, 2016

Can you be on welfare and own a house?
But if you live in a house you own, the house will NOT count as an asset when Medicaid and SSI decide on your eligibility. So, owning the house will not affect either your eligibility for Medicaid or SSI, or the amount of your benefits, as long asyou live in it. … And Medicaid cannot force the sale of the house.Oct 31, 2016

FACT: Your household may have up to $2000 in assets. But some assets like your home and car do not count. Getting food stamp benefits also depends on your household size, income and some expenses, like child support and housing and childcare costs.

You may wonder why I placed the aforementioned information on the blog.  You will recall I inquired why Tracy Rodriquenz and later Kenny Hutcherson were paid a salary when each were unable to work.  The maximum any given year is 30 days and we know Ms. Tebo decided to pay them for a much longer time without apprising the Council.   Now because of this the Town’s costs for Health Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, and other benefits were paid and should not have been in accordance with our personnel manual.  Now I understand that one wishes to be generous with other people’s money because of the years each have put in….but if this were your business and it was your money, I guarantee you would make certain you paid these employees only 30 days in advance.  There is no contractual agreement.

So in other words, instead of being on our medical, each could have secured welfare, food stamps and medicaid.

Karin for the blog


Medicaid will often pay for nursing home care even for those who have assets thatcould be used to pay for care. … But after the person’s deaththe state Medicaidprogram can try to collect medical costs from the deceased person’s estate. This is called “estate recovery.”

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