Many individuals who live with a disability or receive help from governmental programs. This may include Medicaid and Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI). This goes over information about inheritances that a beneficiary might get as a large sum. This resource goes over access to governmental programs the beneficiary received after inheritance.
A person can get a large gift from the inheritance of a relative. This person may wonder how this might impact how they can continue to get help. Many government programs are needs-based. When a person gets an inheritance of a large sum, this might be another source of income.
Government programs have strict income rules. Anyone who receives an inheritance while on Medicaid or SSI could lose coverage.