Q: Can the state/government take a house that was left to me by parents if I've collected welfare?
My parents are planning to make a will but unsure if state/government will be able to seize it after its in my name because ive collected welfare (cash, food stamps, medical)
A: No. If you receive Medi-Cal, SSI, TANF, SSDI, VA or IHSS benefits, a house in which you reside is considered a non-countable resource in your benefits determination. If you receive Section 8 housing however, a house will jeopardize those benefits. Food stamps are based on income, not assets, your food stamps should not be at risk. If in doubt, consult with a public benefits lawyer for specific advice.
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