I also receive payments from my ex-husband for my half of the house we shared before we were divorced. That will end when he has finished paying me off in about 5 years. My only other assets are a small IRA which I will not touch until I am required to and won't support me for more than a few years. Can I qualify for Medicaid or other benefits such as SNAP. In other words, is my IRA considered to be an asset that would prevent me from qualifying for Medicaid or other benefits. I am 68 YOA and originally went on Medicare and SSI in 2001 due to a chronic, disabling disease. I presently have a Medigap insurance policy that is going up and up in cost, and I take a number of medications for my chronic condition, plus Botox which allows me to lead a near normal life in spite of the condition, which is very expensive.