Insurance help with Medicare/SSDI
January 2, 2014 1:43 PM Subscribe
When my parent died, they had a pension/insurance policy from their government job which was meant to pay out half to me and half to my grandmother. The problem is I am afraid my grandmother (who is old and sick and getting regular medical treatment) shouldn't accept the payout because she's on Medicare/SSDI and can't have an income. I remember getting a 1099 for my half, so it is definitely considered income. I have no idea what to do or where to go for help about this. I am in New York City, although this concerns the state pension system.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (7 answers total)
She's fine with it being transferred over to me, but we can't figure out how to do that and the government is unresponsive. I just want to make sure that accepting it won't nullify her insurance (the payout does not remotely cover an old person's healthcare costs.) I want to do everything on the level and have no problem paying money to make sure of that.
Does anyone have a lawyer or an accountant or someone who knows about this and can help us out? My lawyer has no idea what to do and I called around and I can't find any lawyers who understand how the state pension system and the Medicare/SSDI system interact.