If person has been approved for Medicaid in a long-term care facility, is the family able to supplement the resident's car...Read more
It may be possible, but it is complicated. The receipt of the inheritance is income that must be reported to the Medicaid authorities. In theory, that would render your mother ineligible for Medicaid benefits during that month. If she spends down the money, whether by paying the assisted living facility or through other legitimate expenses during the same calendar month, the period of ineligibility should not extend beyond the month.
That still leaves a number of questions:
All of that said, those questions may be academic. Generally, this is likely too complicated for the Medicaid authorities; nothing may happen after you inform Medicaid that a beneficiary has received and spent down funds. You should consult with an attorney in your state to determine the best way to handle this situation. To find an attorney near you, click here.