Frequently property taxes can be reduced or deferred for the disabled, btw. Every county has it's own rules.
Ginnie, Clearly you and your parents received legal advice that was ill advised to say the least.
I can empathize with your situation, I just don't want anyone to be confused about SSDI benefits. SSI/Medicaid has asset and income restrictions, SSDI/Medicare does not.
Here is a good link explaining why the government has some of these rules in regards to Medicaid--check out the section on Public vs. Private Interest specifically http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/hometreat.htm
Originally Posted by ginnie
Little Love, my home is not even in my name. The trust for my taxes was. This was a legal document ignored by my government. I was only allowed to have 2,000 to my name before i was allowed SSDI. That didn't cover even one years taxes. I am not the only person in this country whos parents tried to help their offspring who were denied medical coverage due to pre- existing conditions. That was the only way to help me, since insuance was not possible. First to be deniend any insurance, then to loose the money to pay to keep you in your home that you worked for is not fair. My parents would have given all funds to my son outright had they been told the truth about medicare and medicaid/ SSDI. The lawyer who wrote the document didn't have enough education himself to know the laws involved with these agiencies. What chance do you think my 86 year mother had with trying to understand the laws down here? Hind sight is a great teacher. All this was, were loving parents that tired to protect their sick daughter from the state taking away everything she had, and that we all saved for. Bitter is a bit of an understatement. I worked 35 years, some reward. ginnie