My mom age 71 refuses to apply for Social Security benefits and Medicare because she believes they will take away her home. I don't know how true this is. She has no health insurance and refuses to apply. She is receiving workers compensation benefits that will be exhausted soon. She is being extremely irresponsible and instead of getting assistance she is entitled to, she expects me to pay for her bills. I am a single mom. I make enough for me and my daughter to live comfortably. I am not in a financial position to take care of her. Is it possible for me to apply for her on her behalf? Will Medicare and Social Security really take away her home if she applies for assistance? My stress level is extremely high because according to her I am her financial back up plan. She says because I am her daughter, I am obligated to take care of her.