My mom is getting medicaid assistance. She gets about $600.00 in ssi and does not own any assets other than household items. She will be getting an inheritance of about $9000.00 Her concern is that medicaid will cut her off all assistance. I really don't know that much about medicaid. She is insistent that she sign the check over to me so there's no money in her name. Any suggestions on how to handle this? The only plans she has for the inheritance so far are to pay funeral expenses. Can she keep this money without being penalized in any way? I really don't want that money in my name, it's hers but I also don't want her to lose her benefits as her meds are so expensive; she could never afford them.