How will my stimulus check affect my Social Security and Medicaid Eligbility?

- Does the stimulus check count toward my monthly income?

Answer: No. The stimulus check does not count towards income for Supplement Security Income (SSI) recipients.

- Do I have to quickly spend down my stimulus check?

Answer: No. Social Security Administration will exclude the stimulus checks from a SSI recipient's resources for twelve (12) months.

- Will the stimulus check affect my Medicaid eligibility?

Answer: No. Because the payment is not counted as income for Social Security, Medicaid will not count it as income. State Medicaid programs cannot impose eligibility requirements stricter than SSI requirements.

- Do I have to pay back the money I get from my stimulus check?

Answer: No. The stimulus check is considered a tax rebate. It does not have to be paid back and is not considered taxable income.

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