Can my nursing home take what my husband left me from his pension from the state dept? - AgingCare.com

Can my nursing home take what my husband left me from his pension from the state dept?

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I live in a nursing home and it takes all my social security a month for my rent which comes to $1000

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If you are on Medicaid they are paying the difference each month between your SS and what the rent actually is. To qualify for Medicaid your assets have to be spent down (including hubby's pension) to $2,000.00 before it will kick in. $1,000.00 is very cheap for nursing home care.
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