First please know that I completely understand that the taxpayers have shared the burden of moms care (Medicaid) and I am truly grateful. Hopefully you will recognize that by asking this question I am attempting to do the right thing. I have diligently insured that moms bank account did not exceed $2,000 each month and paid all remaining funds to the NH each month. My mom is survived by my dad who is also in a NH covered by medicaid. Her will states that her estate goes to my dad. I am the executor of my moms estate and I have POA for my dad. My question is this - would it be appropriate/legal for me to use a small portion of mom's $2,000 to pay for flowers?