Does a nursing home have the authority to take Workman's Comp payments from a resident in their care? - AgingCare.com

Does a nursing home have the authority to take Workman's Comp payments from a resident in their care?

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my aunt has life time workmans comp from a private company can the nursing home take those payments from her account

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If Medicaid is paying for the NH home, then her income (social security, pension, etc.) are considered her Share of Cost, less a small amount each month for her persnal needs ( haircuts and the like). Medicaid is a program for the indigent. She doesn't get to keep her income AND have the government pay for her care. That wouldn't be fair.
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she is 72 she justentered last week and her comp is life time as she never signed off with the company she has ss medicade and meidicare in Maine
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How old is your Aunt? It seems to me that income from Worker's Comp would end at retirement age. Having said that, I am not an expert on Worker's comp. BUT, it seems to me that if the Aunt is living in a nursing home and not able to pay her own way, then all of her income would be made available to help pay her share of the expenses.
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